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Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers to go on strike at any moment

Employees have been working without a contract for almost a year.
By Matt Bradwell   |   May 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

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LAS VEGAS, May 20 (UPI) -- Casino workers in Las Vegas are moving closer to a strike, as the majority of members of the city's Culinary and Bartenders unions have signed up for strike benefits and picketing shifts. The union has nearly 3,000 members.

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.

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