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Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union Sets Strike Deadline of November 10

MADDY RYLEY, MANAGING EDITOR
Photo of a sign that says, "On Strike"

LAS VEGAS — The Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas set a strike deadline of Nov. 10, after contract negotiations with major employers in the city stalled, including Caesars Entertainment, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International. The strike would be the first for the union in more than 30 years. 

The union announced 35,000 members are ready and willing to walk off the job at 18 casinos on Nov. 10, which is just days before the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to take place. The race is expected to have an estimated economic impact of $1.2 billion for Nevada, according to Forbes. 

Tens of thousands of hotel workers’ contracts expired earlier in 2023, and the Culinary Workers Union has been negotiating since April for a new contract that includes the highest wage increase in its history, more safety against workplace violence, job protections and training on new forms of technology, according to Fox 5 Las Vegas.  

Related. Las Vegas Culinary Workers Union Votes to Authorize Strike 

The 18 properties that could be impacted by the strike include Wynn and Encore Resorts, Planet Hollywood, Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Park MGM, New York-New York, Aria, Bellagio, Flamingo, Luxor, Harrah’s, The Cromwell, Horseshoe, The Linq and Excalibur, according to the Associated Press. 

Upcoming trade shows taking place at MGM, Caesars and Wynn properties in 2023 and 2024 include: 

  • ICAS Convention (Dec. 4-7 at Caesars Palace) 
  • ISSA Show North America (Nov. 13-16 at Mandalay Bay) 
  • The PPAI Expo (Jan. 15-18 at Mandalay Bay) 
  • SHOT Show (Jan. 23-26 at The Venetian Expo and CAESARS FORUM) 
  • The International Surface Event (Jan. 24-26 at Mandalay Bay) 

 Trade Show Executive will be following and reporting on this developing story. 

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