Las Vegas Casino Workers vote to authorize Strike, may leave casinos unable to function properly
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International, Planet Hollywood, strike.
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 by "T".
The famed Las Vegas casinos may be facing quite a dilemma as tens of thousands of hospitality workers are preparing for a strike next month.
Unions representing Las Vegas casino workers on Tuesday won the right to have a citywide strike as early as June 1 should they be unable to reach a deal with their employers. The voting reached 99% from roughly 25,000 members of the Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 that participated in the voting session.
According to the Culinary union press release, the strike has been voted to go if a new five-year contract is not reached. The contracts cover some of the biggest players on the Las Vegas Strip, nearly three dozen casino resorts, including MGM Resorts International, Planet Hollywood, and Caesars Palace.
The union represents many of those who are working in the front of the house as well as those who are working from behind the scenes which include cooks, servers, porters, and housekeepers.
The union says that it is seeking guarantees "to provide (a) greater measure of security for members including workplace safety, sexual harassment, subcontracting, technology, and immigration."
Representatives of the union workers are also demanding higher wages, arguing that the casinos are not spreading profits adequately among the people who keep their facilities running. They are also demanding protection from layoffs caused by new technology.
Las Vegas casino strikes have often been avoided even if there have been a "yes" vote by union members. The last citywide strike happened in 1984, affecting 32 resorts, and spanning 67 days. Currently, casinos still have a week to reach an agreement with the union before a potential strike is called. Talks may likely continue after June 1 without any strike being called.
| shokaku||5/25/2018 12:23:35 PM GMT|
| Nothing unusual going on here. This happens in every other industry too. Just make a good enough offer to the workforce, and the strike will be called off, as it did in the negotiation rounds before for over 30 years|
| CALICUL||5/25/2018 5:27:19 PM GMT|
| This is very normal. People who work in this industry need to have bigger guarantees because casinos earn too much money and they can pay certain people to provide more security. These casinos will have to be happy for few days with earnings of online casinos or to wait until the strike is over.|
This is very normal. People who work in this industry need to have bigger guarantees because casinos earn too much money and they can pay certain people to provide more security. These casinos will have to be happy for few days with earnings of online casinos or to wait until the strike is over.
| Mober||5/25/2018 8:20:35 PM GMT|
| I dont see anything unusual here also.|
You can see strikes in every job.
Some times is funny, like when we see here police officers striking,
and other police officers watching the ones that are on strike,
like they are doing with the rest of the people
| doubletop777||5/26/2018 7:12:51 AM GMT|
| It's always a shame whenever you see people voting to go on strike but sometimes you have no choice but to do so. I hope an agreement can be reached and both sides are happy|
| dule-vu||5/26/2018 10:16:15 AM GMT|
| well las vegas in place like every other in world and people can have strike there also,so its not any difference!if they give hospitality workers what they want,everything will stop!so if casino dont want to lose lot of money at that strike,let them pay this workers and everybody would be happy!|
| pajalnick||5/26/2018 11:14:41 AM GMT|
| the strike of casino workers will certainly hit the pocket of the owners of these casinos ... and of course they will probably be cheaper to meet the demands of striking workers than to lose big money of potential profit ..... so I think that this strike will end soon with mutual satisfaction|
| pochui||5/26/2018 11:46:10 AM GMT|
| yes indeed, I think waitresses, cooks, servers, porters and housekeepers should indeed be protected from sexual harassment, it is no fun to say try to prepare a burger when there is someone right behind you commenting on you short skirt and how beautiful your legs are... I can only imagine the horror if you accidentally drop some ingredient on the floor and have to pick it up |
| Tony_MON7ANA||5/26/2018 1:26:33 PM GMT|
| Back in my younger days, I briefly worked at a nightclub/bar. I was paid just barely above minimum wage plus tips. Sometimes I made more money in tips than in hourly wages. It wasn't the most exciting job, to be totally honest.|
| godoy||5/26/2018 6:31:24 PM GMT|
| one with this strike can lose a lot of money and the casino owners are getting hair in resya know if this really boils up kkkkk that bad beat that can bring millions of prejudices more I think it's a bit hard to happen|
| dule-vu||5/27/2018 11:38:15 AM GMT|
| who know for what salary they work,especially in smaller hotels and casinos!and probably porters and housekeepers have lowest salaries!so if they can make something with this strike,then go for it!rich peoples spend millions there,but almost nothing cant come to workers!|
| ligador37||5/27/2018 6:47:22 PM GMT|
| It is perfectly normal in any branch of work. The strike is a right that all workers have, and even though it is sometimes annoying for some (in this case, those who place bets) is the real tool to enforce other rights, such as good working conditions, safety, etc.|
It is also a branch of work that generates a lot of money, and increasingly increases. So it's perfect that they fight for their rights.
| godoy||5/27/2018 9:59:30 PM GMT|
| with this climate of strike that the brazil lives I wonder if they really stop they can even prejudice the billing of all hotels and casino of las vegas with that leaving of arming very money the owners of casino and hotels will do something to prevent this from happening|
with this climate of strike that the brazil lives I wonder if they really stop they can even prejudice the billing of all hotels and casino of las vegas with that leaving of arming very money the owners of casino and hotels will do something to prevent this from happening
| pochui||5/28/2018 1:11:21 PM GMT|
| well yeah like one dude said in the post somewhere above me, when there is such a big group of employees threatening to go on strike there is a genuine possibility of a few dollaros being lost from the owners of all of these joints. we will see how this one pans out |
| CALICUL||5/28/2018 5:33:15 PM GMT|
| They have every right to demand higher remunerations. Their safety also needs to be better. Something like this happens regularly in Sua because many workers from different fields of activity try to win an extra dollars per month. Casinos will offer something extra because they have money and if they refuse will lose more money.|
| godoy||5/28/2018 10:21:05 PM GMT|
| a strike of this can end with the poker events dca wsop will be that the organizers will let that happen more this and good because already and of a long time that has been explored these poor ones|
| Mober||5/29/2018 6:05:25 PM GMT|
| We must be talking for a huge amount of employees.|
If you take in mind that only in one establishment, can work like 10k,
you can imagine for what number we are talking about, with so many casinos,
in las vegas.