- Las Vegas’ Culinary and Bartenders Unions, known collectively as the Culinary Union, set a strike deadline of Feb. 2 for workers at 21 resorts, the union announced Monday.
- If the union and the resorts — which include Trump Hotel Las Vegas, Circus Circus, Treasure Island and the Waldorf Astoria — fail to reach an agreement, up to 7,700 union workers could walk off the job in February.
- The latest strike deadline follows Culinary Union success at MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts, where union workers gained their highest negotiated wage increases ever.
Negotiations are still ongoing at the 21 casino resorts where the Feb. 2 strike deadline has been set.
On the Las Vegas Strip, those resorts are Circus Circus, Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Rio Hotel & Casino, Sahara Las Vegas, the Strat Hotel, Treasure Island, Trump International Hotel, Virgin Hotels, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas.
In the city’s downtown, workers have authorized a strike at 11 properties, including Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Las Vegas and the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union, said workers at the 21 properties deserve the same protections as their counterparts at MGM, Caesars and Wynn.
“No one wants to strike, but workers are serious and will strike if they have to and the Culinary Union has their back every step of the way,” he said in a statement.
The Culinary Union is an affiliate of Unite Here, the nation’s largest union of hospitality workers, which is currently holding multihotel strikes in Southern California.
This week, workers at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar reached a deal to secure wage increases, ending a strike at the property, according to a Unite Here release obtained by Hotel Dive on Monday.