Tens of thousands of Las Vegas Strip hotel workers at 18 casinos could on go strike this month

On Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, approximately 25,000 members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165 announced that they could go on strike at any moment as negotiations with their employers had reached a stalemate. The Las Vegas Strip hotels workers in dispute are employed at 18 casinos, including MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and others. Should the strike take place, workers will demonstrate against unfair wages and benefit packages, health and safety concerns, and a lack of job security. The current contract between the workers and the casinos expired on June 1st, and it is estimated that a strike would cost the local economy millions of dollars and harm the strip’s tourism industry. There are currently no set plans for when the strike may take place, and both sides are continuing to negotiate in order to avoid a strike.

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