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Culinary Union warns of citywide strike in Vegas

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:33 a.m. HST, Sep 17, 2013



LAS VEGAS » The Culinary Union has issued a written warning to Wall Street investors, saying a citywide strike by Las Vegas hotel workers is possible if contracts aren't inked soon with two major companies.

The union, which represents some 50,000 bartenders, maids and food servers, has been in negotiations with gambling giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp.

It says union workers are preparing for a "major labor dispute," and a strike is imminent unless solid contracts result soon from the negotiations.

MGM and Caesars officials say strike talks are premature and they expect to reach agreements with the union. The two companies operate some 20 Strip-area hotel-casinos.

The companies have signed extensions for contracts that expired June 1 while talks take place.

The last citywide strike occurred in 1984 when over 17,000 workers protested 32 Strip resorts.







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HOSSANA wrote:
These culinary workers are lucky to be working.....not to mention to have a job. Another reason why I hate unions....
on September 16,2013 | 05:40PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Civil or same sex?
on September 17,2013 | 07:01AM
1local wrote:
Unions and Government out of date and out of touch - Let employers take control - Unions are unnecessary overhead.
on September 17,2013 | 07:59AM
mustangguru wrote:
Fire them and hire those that want to work.
on September 16,2013 | 05:56PM
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