Las Vegas Casino Workers Will Block Strip on Wednesday for Rally

  • Las Vegas casino workers want better pay, benefits, and working conditions
  • They will rally on the Strip between 4pm and 8pm on Wednesday
  • Workers picketed casinos earlier this month citing “very disappointing” talks
  • Detroit casino workers are following suit with their own strike action
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A rally will take place on the Las Vegas Strip for striking casino workers. [Image:]

Las Vegas casino workers are still attempting to get better pay, benefits, and working conditions in ongoing contract negotiations. To force the hands of their employers, they have planned a rally that will block traffic on the Las Vegas Strip for around four hours this week.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the planned rally will go ahead on Wednesday between 4pm and 8pm. In an X post, officials warned people to “expect delays & road closures between Flamingo and Paris Drive:”

The Culinary Workers Union – which represents 40,000 casino workers in Las Vegas – is currently negotiating with MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts for better contracts. Around 95% of the trade union’s members approved strike action last month, meaning casino employees could down tools at any point.

picketed casinos for the first time in more than two decades

Workers recently picketed casinos for the first time in more than two decades citing “very disappointing” negotiations with casino operators. Eight casinos faced disruption as a result, including the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, the MGM Grand, and Caesars Palace.  

A similar situation is evolving in Detroit where casino workers also approved strike action. Around 3,700 workers began picketing MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown last week. The Detroit City Council has just voted for a resolution stating its support for the striking employees.

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