Buckle up, Vegas. The Culinary and Bartenders Unions are headed to the picket lines, calling for a strike against nine casinos in Downtown Las Vegas starting on June 1. A rep with Culinary Union 226 says, "The strike will last until a fair contract settlement is reached."
So starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, restaurant workers, hotel housekeepers, cocktail servers, bartenders and other members of the unions will walk off their jobs and start 24/7 picketing of D Las Vegas, Four Queens, Binion's, Fremont, Main Street Station, The Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez and the Golden Gate. The union negotiated a new contract with the Golden Nugget in April.
Union members from all nine unsettled properties have been picketing in Downtown Las Vegas after contracts were terminated. They have also been signing up for strike benefits and strike picket shifts since the strike authorization vote on March 27.
Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 represent more than 55,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas.
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