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Las Vegas Strike Avoided as Unions Make Deal With Casinos

By    |   Monday, 02 Jun 2014 03:18 PM

Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers were scheduled to go on strike as of 5 a.m. Sunday morning but the day was saved at the last minute.

"We are pleased that we have settled new contracts with our major employers that will allow union members to have an opportunity to provide for their families through hard work under a fair contract," Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union, said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.

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Sunday’s agreement was struck with Golden Gate while the unions announced similar deals with the Four Queens, Binion's, Plaza, and Las Vegas Club on Saturday.

 


The AP reports the workers are scheduled to vote next week on whether to ratify the contracts, and if they do, the settlements would be retroactive to June 1, 2013, when previous contracts expired. The new contract agreements, which will expire June 1, 2018, call for raises, more flexible scheduling, and keeping employees' healthcare costs from increasing.

"I'm very happy," Janice Thomas, a housekeeper at the Las Vegas Club, told the AP. "Going on strike would have been hard but I would have to protect my healthcare, pension, and benefits."

In the event the agreements weren’t struck, union organizers were getting workers ready to picket with signs and were planning how they were going to feed the picketers.

The last strike by hotel workers in Las Vegas lasted nine days at the Golden Nugget casino in 2002.

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