Culinary and Bartenders union workers plan to picket at 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos this weekend.
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Members of the Culinary and Bartenders unions voted Thursday to authorize a strike at 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos and two other properties, though they have not determined when strikes could begin. The authorization comes after a more than a year-and-a-half of negotiation with the casinos, said Culinary Local 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan.
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a notice of settlement on a $3.85 million class-action lawsuit brought by 13 Bell Transportation limousine drivers for unpaid wages and improperly withheld pay.
On the heels of agreements with most other Caesars Entertainment properties, hundreds of workers at The Quad have agreed to join the Culinary and Bartenders unions.
Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 reached new five-year contracts with the Riviera and Treasure Island casino properties. The contracts replace agreements that expired last June if ratified by the workers.
The Tropicana said Thursday it reached tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract with Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165, covering some 650 nongaming employees at the Strip resort.
Members of a powerful Las Vegas hotel union are planning a vote next month that could empower organizers to call for a strike. The Culinary union is negotiating over contracts that cover about 10,000 Las Vegas workers.
Members of the powerful Culinary union have voted to end contract extensions for several downtown and independent casinos.
Dealers at Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted 342 to 27 late Tuesday to approve the five-year deal, which retains grievance procedures, seniority rule and paid time off, among other issues, according to a union official.
Some 13,000 Caesars Entertainment Corp. resort employees covered by Culinary Workers Local 226 overwhelmingly approved a new five-year contract between the union and casino company Tuesday.