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Security officers union at Mandalay Bay votes to sign 3-year contract

The newly selected security officers union at Mandalay Bay has voted to sign an initial three-year contract with the south Strip resort.

Members of International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America voted 124-13 for the contract Tuesday, union trustee Dave Bello said. There were 170 eligible members and 137 cast votes.

A spokeswoman for MGM Resorts International, which operates Mandalay Bay, said management’s labor team was notified of the results of the vote, which is an internal union process.

The contract gives officers with five or more years of service a $500 signing bonus and those with less than five years’ service, $250, Bello said.

All full-time officers and 10 percent of on-call officers are under the contract. Union officials wanted at least 25 percent of the on-call group included.

In December, security guards at the resort approved representation in a 163-79 vote, becoming part of Local 2121 within the union’s Casino Hotel Industry Police division.

Union leaders began working in Las Vegas in May to negotiate terms of the first contract.

Workers at Mandalay Bay have been the only MGM resort security officers to vote for union representation by SPFPA. Votes at Excalibur and Circus Circus rejected the union.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at rvelotta@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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