The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Tuesday unanimously approved a five-year collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union.
The agreement increases base pay rates for 295 LVCVA union employees by 2.2 percent through 2018, 2.8 percent in 2019 and 2.8 percent in 2020 with new terms to be negotiated for 2021 and 2022.
The contract is retroactive to July 1 when the existing agreement expired through June 30, 2022.
SEIU members are scheduled to ratify the contract in a July 18 vote.
Over the first three years if the agreement, the increases will cost the LVCVA an additional $1.88 million in salaries, retirement and Medicare contributions for a total of $75.1 million for the entire bargaining unit.
A key benefit to the LVCVA under the new terms of the contract will be the elimination of “longevity payments” to workers hired after July 1. In exchange, new employees will have one less tier in pay levels to reach the maximum pay rate within their job classifications.
There were no objections to the contract agreement in a scheduled public hearing at the meeting.
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors unanimously approved several other actions:
-Expenditures of up to $200,000 to Pisanelli Bice for audit services associated with a review of airline gift card accounting.
-A $2.8 million contract to TAB Contractors Inc., Las Vegas, to relocate utility lines for NV Energy, Cox Communication and CenturyLink on the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion site.
-Between $1.5 million and $1.76 million in fees for the issuance of bonds to pool of eight underwriters on the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion and renovation project.
-Expenditures of $246,000 to attend the 2018 World Routes Development Forum in Guangzhou, China, where Las Vegas will have 45 meetings with airlines determining where they’ll fly their aircraft.