The Las Vegas hotel workers union reached a deal with MGM Resorts International, the largest employer on the Las Vegas Strip, on the heels of its breakthrough agreement with Caesars Entertainment, saying the agreement provides significant raises and safety improvements.
“Today, here we are inspecting how they are putting the infrastructure that will bring greater speed of connectivity to our neighborhoods, something that is ten times faster than what we currently have,” Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz said, as she walked with a hard hat, fluorescent vest and protective glass and gloves.
The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 announced late Tuesday evening that “95% [of Las Vegas hospitality workers] have voted yes to authorize a Citywide Strike.”
“This landmark agreement demonstrates what can be done when everyone works together to advance high quality public education and invest in our greatest resource—our children…”
“Wages, benefits, workload reductions, technology protections, safety, bringing more workers back to work, and the right to strike are all strike issues, and workers will be voting on September 26 to authorize the Culinary and Bartenders Unions to call for a strike,” said Ted Pappageorge, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union.
The proposed regulation would require employers to pay overtime to their salaried workers who are in executive, administrative, and professional roles, and make less than $1,059 a week, or $55,068 a year for full-time employees.
The first-term Republican’s intervention was invoked Saturday by Clark County Education Association Executive Director John Vellardita during a union meeting.
The administration’s show of support comes as unprecedented worker organizing — from strike authorizations to work stoppages — hit multiple industries this year, including, transportation, entertainment, hospitality and health care.