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Vegas union ends contract extentions with several casinos

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:51 a.m. HST, Feb 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS >> Members of the powerful Culinary union have voted to end contract extensions for several downtown and independent casinos.

The union, which represents housekeepers and other hotel workers, is negotiating over contracts that cover about 10,000 Las Vegas workers.

Contracts expired last June. Without the extension in place, workers would have the right to picket, boycott, and strike.

An overwhelming majority of workers voted to end the contract extensions on Thursday night, according to Culinary spokeswoman Yvanna Cancela.

The 17 casinos still in negotiations include the Golden Nugget, the D, Tropicana and the Stratosphere. The union recently agreed on new contracts with MGM Resorts International and Caesars.

On Tuesday, dealers at three Las Vegas Strip casinos approved five-year contracts with Caesars Entertainment Corp. Members of Transport Workers Union Local 721 voted overwhelmingly to ratify contracts for more than 1,000 dealers at Bally's, Paris, and Harrah's hotel-casinos.

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AhiPoke wrote:
Las Vegas is still hurting economically yet these bozos decide to do this. I'm not anti-union but it really makes me wonder about the intelligence of the leadership. This union exhibits common characteristics with our local-5, who'd rather bankrupt an orgainization that employees their members than save jobs. Maybe other people can let me know the wisdom os this.
on February 21,2014 | 09:22AM
serious wrote:
Check the numbers for most of the Democratic controlled states, they make more money on welfare than they do working. The unions don't care--just vote for the D's.
on February 21,2014 | 09:42AM
1local wrote:
Unions and democrats - bankrupting the USA - all for the sake of the political breeding machine...
on February 22,2014 | 05:50AM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
"Extentions"? Keep it classy AP.
on February 21,2014 | 02:43PM
KammyKam wrote:
shut up
on March 18,2014 | 10:49AM
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