An arbitrator has awarded a contract in favor of Clark County, ending the county's two-year stretch of negotiations with its largest union.
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More than a year ago, Culinary Union members stood outside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and called visitors to the Strip resort names such as “scabs,” “beached whales,” and “losers.” What a difference 14 months can make.
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union’s costs of collective bargaining.
Despite the headlines and saber rattling, the leadership of Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 wasn’t going to force union members to walk-off their jobs at properties that hadn’t finalized new contracts by 5 a.m. Sunday.
The El Cortez became the third downtown Las Vegas casino in two days to reach a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with two unions, averting a strike planned for this weekend.
Two downtown Las Vegas casinos operated by Boyd Gaming Corp. reached tentative contract agreements with two unions, leaving seven properties unsettled and targets for a potential strike starting Sunday morning.
In a last-ditch effort to avert a planned Sunday walkout by downtown Las Vegas hotel workers, two unions have scheduled contract talks starting Monday with several property representatives to try and reach a new agreement.
The Culinary and Bartenders Unions today called for a strike against nine Downtown Las Vegas casinos: The D, Four Queens, Binion’s, Fremont, Main Street Station, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez and Golden Gate starting at 5 a.m. on June 1.
Transportation union workers rallied peaceably in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, encouraging people riding buses to call or write lawmakers to ask for more funding for public transit.
Thousands of Culinary and Bartenders union workers are continuing their threats of a possible strike at downtown Las Vegas casinos.
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of a casino restaurant worker who says she was threatened with the loss of her benefits and her seniority if she didn’t pay dues to a powerful Las Vegas union.
Some 5,342 union employees who work at Clark County will receive retroactive 2 percent raises, a $4.48 million expense to the county.
In the past few weeks, the Culinary and Bartenders unions have authorized a strike, signed up thousands of workers for strike benefits and spent hours picketing in front of 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos.
The Culinary and Bartenders unions reached a five-year contract agreement with the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, the first settlement after a more than a year-and-a-half of negotiations with several downtown casinos.
Culinary and Bartenders union workers plan to picket at 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos this weekend.
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.