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Las Vegas unions vote yes on strike

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    Culinary Union members exit a university arena after voting on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels.

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Las Vegas’ Culinary and Bartenders Unions have voted overwhelmingly in favor of sanctioning a walkout if new five-year labor contracts aren’t in place by Friday. About half of the 50,000 eligible workers participated, with 99 percent voting “yes” to approve a walkout.

It’s not a certainty that a strike will be called even if contracts aren’t in place during the deadline, but if it is, it would affect as many as 34 resorts on the Strip and downtown, causing a significant disruption in operations, though the casinos and hotels will remain open.

Mandarin will be Waldorf

As a result of the sale of the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter, the hotel will become a Waldorf Astoria. The sale precipitated the cancellation of the Mandarin Oriental management contract, opening the door for the changeover. A complete rebranding will be implemented to create the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. The date for the changeover was not given.

Sidewalk stars on the move

The Las Vegas Walk of Stars project, which honors Las Vegas entertainment personalities with stars embedded in Strip walkways similar to the sidewalk stars in Hollywood, is getting a new home. After more than half of the stars were taken out for Strip construction projects, a deal was made to move them to the Linq Promenade. The stars will reside in an area near the High Roller wheel.

Whiskey & Wings

During Whiskey & Wings Wednesdays at Ellis Island, get five wings and a shot of Jack Daniel’s for $5. The deal is offered at the the casino and lounge bars.

Question: What is the Knight’s Vow?

Answer: It’s an agreement made between the Vegas Golden Knights season-­ticket holders and the Knights organization to exchange a ticket discount for a pledge not to sell their seats on the secondary market. The aim was to ensure that the home crowd comprises primarily Knights fans and not the fans of opposing teams during the NHL playoffs. Las Vegas will be electric over the next two weeks rooting on its hockey team in the Stanley Cup Finals.


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