The union first authorized striking in March, after casino owners repeatedly failed to renew workers contracts after they expired in June 2013. Since then, casino employees have been working without a contract.
Although union leaders have not yet formally called for a strike to begin, they issued a statement signaling that casino workers were ready and organized to walk out at a moment's notice.
Two thousand casino workers in Las Vegas, members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165, are preparing to go on strike at nine casinos along the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. Their contracts expired almost a year ago on June 1, 2013. The nine casinos at risk of a strike are The D, Four Queens, Fremont, Main Street Station, El Cortez , Binion's, Golden Gate, The Plaza, and Las Vegas Club.
The downtown Golden Nugget casino was initially at risk from the union's growing animosity, but last month agreed to a five-year-deal with workers.