Las Vegas Casino Workers Could Launch Citywide Strike at Any Point

  • Around 95% of Culinary Union members have approved strike action
  • The contracts of 40,000 resort workers expired earlier this month
  • Union members want better benefits, wages, and working conditions
  • The situation comes at a difficult time for operators after cyberattacks
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Las Vegas casino workers have voted to approve strike action as they bargain over new contracts. [Image:]

Casino workers in Las Vegas are currently fighting to secure beneficial new contracts, and they have now agreed to go on strike if their needs are not met. The Culinary Workers Union, which represents tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers, announced that 95% of its members had approved strike action via X on Tuesday:

The Culinary Union has confirmed that contracts between around 40,000 workers and some of Las Vegas’s biggest resorts expired on September 15. This includes contracts with MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts. For now, the terms of those contracts remain in effect and staff are continuing to work, but they are angling for better deals.

would represent the city’s first major walkout in 39 years

If the union members do go on strike, it would represent Sin City’s first major walkout in nearly two decades. The trade union has not set a deadline for when workers could walk out but the group is continuing to bargain for better pay, benefits, and working conditions.

The tense situation comes at a difficult time for Las Vegas operators. Caesars and MGM are still reeling from cyberattacks that left them both down millions of dollars and facing lawsuits. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Formula 1 Grand Prix is just around the corner, scheduled for November.

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