In Las Vegas, the Local 226 chapter of the Culinary Workers Union has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with the firm behind the Plaza Hotel and Casino that should see the downtown venue avoid a strike by over 300 of its workers.
According to a Monday report from the Associated Press news service published by US News and World Report, the trade union agreed the provisional five-year deal after coming to similar draft agreements early last month with giant local casino operators MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
The Associated Press reported that May had seen the union join with the Local 165 branch of the Bartenders Union in threatening to call Las Vegas’ first citywide strike since 1984 after being unable to reach new employment contracts with some of the Nevada city’s most prominent casinos including the Plaza Hotel and Casino.
However, the news service reported that the latest tentative deal, which will replace an arrangement that expired at the end of May, is thought to cover the Plaza Hotel and Casino’s full team of unionized housekeepers, bartenders and food servers and encompass job security measures and wage rises.
“We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Plaza Hotel and Casino,” read a Monday statement from the Culinary Workers Union cited by local television broadcaster KSNV. “This historic new five-year contract covers over 300 workers at the casino resort in downtown Las Vegas.”
The Associated Press reported that members of the Culinary Workers Union employed at the Plaza Hotel and Casino will now be asked to approve the new contract as the union continues to seek similar deals with some 13 other venues that employ around 8,000 of its members.