There appears to be a tentative labor agreement that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 hotel and casino workers who are threatening to strike in Las Vegas.
The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 said in a tweet Friday that the new five-year deal covers about 12,000 workers at nine casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Tens of thousands of bartenders, housekeepers, bellmen and other unionized workers at 34 casino-hotels on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas have sought a new, five-year contract since February.
The current contracts expired at midnight.
🚨BREAKING🚨We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with @CaesarsEnt.— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) June 1, 2018
The historic new 5-year deal covers approximately 12,000 workers at 9 casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. ✊🏽✊🏻✊🏿#OurFutureIsNow
(More details later today) pic.twitter.com/b3hF8WDxWJ
Ninety-nine percent of about 25,000 workers voted last week to authorize a strike after contracts expire. No date has been set, but they’ve started signing up for strike pay, financial assistance and picketing shifts.