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Caesars Windsor union to vote Fri. on ending strike

A 42-day-long labor strike at the Caesars Windsor Casino may be over soon. Unifor Local 444, the union representing 2,300 casino workers, said it has reached a tentative agreement with the casino's operator.

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6/30/2020

article Culinary Union collecting arguments from Nevada casino workers on safety
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada's largest union continues to collect statements from casino workers in both Reno and Las Vegas as it pushes for stricter safety measures....
article Las Vegas casino workers sue operators, citing coronavirus concerns
(Las Vegas) -- The powerful Nevada union that represents more than 60,000 casino workers in the Las Vegas area sued several of the city’s casino operators on...
article Las Vegas casino workers sue operators, citing coronavirus concerns
(Las Vegas) -- The powerful Nevada union that represents more than 60,000 casino workers in the Las Vegas area sued several of the city’s casino operators on Monday,...

6/29/2020

article Culinary Union to file a lawsuit against major Las Vegas Strip casino companies in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary Union will file a lawsuit Monday, June 29th, 2020 on behalf of Culinary Union members who work in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in order to...
article Citing unsafe worker conditions, culinary union to file lawsuit
(Las Vegas) -- The local culinary union plans to file a lawsuit against major Strip casino companies, arguing that casinos have unsafe working conditions amid the...

6/24/2020

article WATCH NOW: Atlantic City casino union members protest losing health insurance
(Atlantic City) -- Thousands of casino union workers are in danger of losing their health benefits at the end of the month, even with the gambling halls ready to resume...

6/23/2020

article Culinary Union Wants Everyone to Wear a Mask to Protect Workers from COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- Members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 are calling for anyone visiting a casino or resort to wear mandatory face...
article LEGAL BLOG: OSHA Does Not Back Employee Work Refusals in All Circumstances
(Washington D.C.) -- Since March 2020, workers have expressed elevated concerns about their exposure to COVID-19 on construction sites. As states lift restrictions on...

6/22/2020

article Culinary Union demands more protections for casino workers, threatens legal action
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s largest union, the Culinary Union Local 226, is asking state and county leaders to step up and enforce that face masks be worn by everyone...
article Casino operator's confidentiality pact did not violate labor law- NLRB
(California) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ruled a casino operator did not violate federal labor law by requiring employees to keep the details of...

6/19/2020

article Culinary Union in Las Vegas demands more protection for casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is demanding the Nevada Gaming Control Board issue new guidelines to protect all casino employees, not just table...
article Casino Rama union files grievance over 'appalling' tactics by Gateway
(Ontario) -- The union representing more than 1,000 employees at Casino Rama is “appalled” that the gambling facility’s operator, Gateway Casinos and...

6/12/2020

article NLRB must reconsider casino's firing of engineer who refused medical exam - D.C. Circuit
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas may have been justified in firing an engineer for refusing to undergo a...

6/11/2020

article NLRB Restores Employers Right to Discipline Workers Promoting Unions on Work Time
(Washington D.C.) -- Employers have long been allowed to ban employee solicitations of union support in work areas on work time, but they cannot ban general discussion...

6/3/2020

article As Casinos Reopen In Las Vegas, Stakes Are High And Union Calls For Transparency
(Las Vegas) -- For the last two and half months, Gladis Blanco has been out of a job. Blanco has worked in housekeeping at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas...

5/29/2020

article As casinos prepare to reopen, the Culinary Union remains uneasy about worker safety
(Nevada) -- Earlier this week, the chain reaction that will wake the gaming industry from its virus-induced slumber began. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced casinos could...

5/12/2020

article Culinary Union Plans Demonstration Over Reopening Plans
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union has called for a car caravan on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday to call attention to its push for the public disclosure and full...
article Culinary workers conduct caravan protest in call for safe reopening of Las Vegas resorts
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip, mostly deserted since mid-March because of coronavirus-related closures, experienced a brief semblance of normalcy on Tuesday...

5/7/2020

article Culinary urges gaming commission to make casino reopening plans public
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union will ask the Nevada Gaming Commission to make casino reopening plans public in an effort to instill confidence in Nevada’s health...

5/6/2020

article Casino workers, union leaders discuss safety for workers
(Mississippi) -- After being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, casino workers nationwide want to make sure protections are in place before occasions reopen. Union...

5/5/2020

article Workers Want Virus Protections Before Casinos Reopen
(USA) -- Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies...
article Local labor union says they want coronavirus safety measures, refuse to be 'rats in a lab'
(Las Vegas) -- Gladys Blanco has been a guest room attendant at the Bellagio for 8 years. “We need to know that we all safe when we return,” she told...

5/4/2020

article Las Vegas Casino Workers Express Concerns About Returning to Work, Say Many Gamblers Filthy and Gross
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino workers are in no rush to return to work, as they remain concerned for their personal safety in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic....

5/1/2020

article 'I won't be alive to work' - Las Vegas union wants sick leave, quarantine pay
(Las Vegas) -- The winking airport slot machines that tell visitors they have arrived in Nevada’s Sin City are turned off and wrapped in police tape; the famed Las...
article Tunica casino workers concerned about safety
(Mississippi) -- Several casino employees FOX13 spoke to said they are very excited about going back to work. They need the money, but they are also very concerned about...

4/14/2020

article Furloughed, laid off culinary union worker dues on hold
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary Union Local 226 members won’t have to pay dues if they’re not getting paid during the state-wide casino shutdown. “If workers...

4/10/2020

article Inside the Union Where Coronavirus Put 98% of Members Out of Work
(Las Vegas) -- Last June, D. Taylor, the president of the union Unite Here, stood before a throng of hotel, casino and food service workers. They’d packed into a...

4/9/2020

article Culinary union calls for casinos to pay workers during shutdown
(Las Vegas) -- UNITE HERE culinary union is urging casinos to pay their workers during the nation-wide casino shutdowns. In a Thursday morning virtual meeting, the...
article Culinary union says all Las Vegas casinos should pay employees during shutdown
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union is calling on all casino companies to pay employees while businesses are closed due to COVID-19 concerns. UNITE HERE, the...

3/18/2020

article A Hospitality Union Said 90% Of Its Members Might Lose Work Because Of The Coronavirus Epidemic
(Las Vegas) -- Unite Here — a major national union representing gaming, hotel, airline catering, and hospitality employees — expects up to 90% of its 300,000...
article Union for Manitoba casino staff says COVID-19 will leave workers without pay
(Manitoba) -- The union that represents workers at casinos in Winnipeg says its members are being told they will only be paid until the end of the month. The casinos are...

3/2/2020

article Vegas Casino Masseuses Earn Collective Status in Wage Suit
(Las Vegas) -- A group of masseuses who say they were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees may proceed as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective...

2/22/2020

article The casino caucus: In an ornate Las Vegas ballroom, hotel workers flex political power on a lunch break
(Las Vegas) -- Inside the Bellagio resort, more than 100 casino workers wearing soft-soled shoes and uniforms of muted greens and reds walked down the cream-colored...

2/20/2020

article NLRB Won’t Wipe Out Union Election Win Without Proof of Harm
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Labor Relations Board gave a union a chance to preserve its election victory to represent more than 300 workers at a Las Vegas-area...

2/19/2020

article 2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day
(Las Vegas) -- A slate of Democratic presidential candidates rallied with striking casino workers in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they work to attract support from labor...
article Precinct Bellagio: Here's why these hotel-casino workers are voting in Nevada's caucus
(Las Vegas) -- Rocky and Barbara Colavito stand outside Lucy’s Ethiopian Restaurant. It’s a Saturday afternoon near Chinatown, two miles from the Strip, and...

2/18/2020

article Indiana casino workers gear up for tough contract negotiations
(Indiana) -- 2020 will be the year about 8,000 casino workers across the country will be in contract negotiations with the behemoth, Caesars Entertainment.

1/23/2020

article Culinary Union declares victory against Green Valley Ranch
(Nevada) -- The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Thursday they have won union recognition from Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino after a years-long battle....

1/12/2020

article NagaCorp issues strongly-worded defense of labor conditions, rebukes actions of worker union
(Cambodia) -- Cambodian integrated resort operator NagaCorp has described its employee wages and fringe benefits program as “one of the best and if not the highest...
article Victory for labor rights in Cambodia as largest casino workers’ strike ends in peace
(Cambodia) -- Cambodia registered an unusual victory for labor rights when on January 11, a two-day strike by workers of the country's largest casino company...

1/7/2020

article Culinary Union Leader Finally Scores Las Vegas Stadium Board Seat Thanks to Governor Steve Sisolak
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) said Arguello-Kline, the secretary-treasurer of the union that represents 60,000 casino workers in Las Vegas...

1/4/2020

article Churchill Downs Faces Federal Lawsuit After Union Claims Track Violated Collective Bargaining Agreement
(Kentucky) -- A lawsuit was filed in a Kentucky federal court earlier this week claiming Churchill Downs breached a union labor deal by keeping temporary employees for...

12/29/2019

article Over 50% of Red Rock Resort employees reject joining local culinary union
(Nevada) -- Red Rock Resorts Inc. has announced that the employees of their Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas have voted no to joining the local culinary union. Over 84% of...

12/23/2019

article Why some unions are nervous about 'Medicare for all'
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Health Center is a beige, two-story office building on Las Vegas’ east side, miles from the casino glitz of the Strip and not much to...

12/22/2019

article Red Rock casino employees vote against unionizing
(Nevada) -- Station Casinos employees at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa have have voted against unionizing. With over 84 percent turnout the workers rejected Culinary...

12/3/2019

article Culinary Union to host Biden, Warren, Sanders in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ Culinary Union will hold a series of town halls next week with Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth...

11/4/2019

article Kamala Harris gets coveted invite from powerful Nevada union
(Las Vegas) -- Kamala Harris will be the first Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall with the powerful casino workers' Culinary Union in Las Vegas....

10/10/2019

article Tradies will now be able to walk off the job and stop working when temperatures reach 28C
(Australia) -- A hot weather policy which allows construction workers to stop work once temperatures hit 28C has sparked heated tensions between unions and industry...

10/8/2019

article Biden sends letter to Station Casinos CEO calling for immediate negotiations with unionized workers
(Nevada) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden wrote a letter to the head of Station Casinos last week calling on the company to immediately begin negotiating with workers...
article SaskGaming reaches deal with union representing Casino Regina workers
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and the union representing workers at Casino Regina have signed a new collective agreement that includes a 4.5-per-...

9/16/2019

article Fiesta Casino Latest Station Casino To Vote To Unionize
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at Fiesta Henderson voted to unionize Friday. Fiesta is the seventh Station Casinos Las Vegas property to unionize in the past three years.

9/14/2019

article Fiesta Henderson Workers Narrowly Approve Nevada Union Affiliation
(Nevada) -- Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino is the latest Nevada Station Casinos-owned property where workers voted to affiliate with a union. By a tight margin,...

9/1/2019

article Local 54 gets $280K grant for workforce program
(Atlantic City) -- Nearly 100 people will receive workforce training in the hospitality industry because of a state grant awarded to the local casino workers’...

8/25/2019

article Watchdog Group Says 15 Congressmen Wanted Red Rock CEO to OK Unions at Palms Resort in Quid Pro Quo
(Washington D.C.) -- An ethics watchdog organization filed a complaint with the US Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday, seeking an investigation on 15 House...

8/22/2019

article Democrats tried to ‘blackmail’ casino owner to let employees unionize, conservative group claims
(Las Vegas) -- A conservative watchdog group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday to review whether 14 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican...

8/20/2019

article Nevada casino workers fight an uphill battle to get – and keep – their unions
(Nevada) -- Michael Wagner has worked as a bartender at the Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort in Henderson, Nevada since it first opened in December 2001. Wagner and...

8/19/2019

article Nevada casino workers fight an uphill battle to get – and keep – their unions
(Nevada) -- Michael Wagner has worked as a bartender at the Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort in Henderson, Nevada since it first opened in December 2001. Wagner and...

8/8/2019

press release Casino Rama workers' solidarity rally calls for action from province
(Ontario) -- Hundreds of Casino Rama workers and supporters participated in a solidarity rally today as Unifor demanded action to stop job cuts following the private...
article Unifor president vows to fight for Casino Rama employees during rally in Orillia
(Ontario) -- The union representing Casino Rama employees will continue to fight in the face of layoffs and cutbacks. That’s the message Jerry Dias, national...

8/6/2019

article Sanders urges 'billionaire, Trump-supporting owners' of Las Vegas Palms casino to negotiate with union
(Las Vegas) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter on Tuesday and called for owners of the Palms casino-resort west of the Strip to negotiate with workers seeking a...
article Sanders urges 'billionaire, Trump-supporting owners' of Las Vegas Palms casino to negotiate with union
(Las Vegas) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders took to Twitter on Tuesday and called for owners of the Palms casino-resort west of the Strip to negotiate with workers seeking a...

7/16/2019

article Twin River accuses casino workers union of ‘harassment’
(Rhode Island) -- The owners of the two Twin River casinos have accused the casino employees union that filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board of...

7/10/2019

article Labor board intervenes in dispute between casino and union
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board is intervening in a dispute between a Rhode Island casino and a union seeking a list of reported crimes at the...
article Twin River Casino Charged With Hiding Crime Data
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charged Twin River with illegally withholding records of crimes committed against patrons, vendors and other...
article Union alleges Twin River Casino is hiding records of crimes
(Rhode Island) -- The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a hearing on union allegations that the Twin River Casino in Lincoln has been "illegally"...

7/9/2019

article Casino Union Members Authorize Strike at Eldorado Resorts Property in Florida
(Florida) -- Members of a casino union in Florida have voted to authorize a strike at the Isle Casino Pompano, which is owned by Eldorado Resorts.
article Florida Eldorado employees striking to fight cost cutting
(Florida) -- The potentially largest casino firm in America is facing backlash from about the last place you’d expect. Employees of the Isle Casino Pompano Park,...
article Unionized workers inside south Florida’s Isle Casino Pompano vote to strike
(Florida) -- In southern Florida and unionized workers at the Isle Casino Pompano have reportedly overwhelmingly voted to initiate a strike after becoming increasingly...

7/8/2019

article Two weeks after Caesars merger announcement, Florida casino workers vote to strike
(Florida) -- The recently announced $17 billion sale of Caesars Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts has already caused some unease in Wall Street as well as union workers...

7/7/2019

article Julian Castro, local faith leaders call on Station Casinos to recognize unions
(Las Vegas) -- Some recognizable names are voicing their thoughts on the ongoing struggle between the Culinary Union and Red Rock Resorts Inc., the company behind...

6/27/2019

article The Latest: Las Vegas casino workers picket Palms casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Latest on a casino workers picket outside the Palms casino-resort.

6/26/2019

article Vegas casino workers plan to picket outside Palms casino
(Las Vegas) -- Members of a powerful Las Vegas casino workers union and other hospitality workers plan to picket Wednesday outside the Palms casino-resort, where owners...

6/25/2019

article Las Vegas to be inundated with casino picketers today
(Las Vegas) -- Today could be an interesting day to be walking around Las Vegas. Rephrasing, any day is an interesting day to be walking around Las Vegas, but today...

6/20/2019

article ‘Glitch’ In GOP Tax Law Comes Back To Bite Trump Megadonors
(Las Vegas) -- A clerical error in Republicans’ 2017 tax overhaul could end up giving Las Vegas casino workers the leverage they’ve been looking for in a...

6/17/2019

article Workers At Fiesta Rancho Vote To Unionize
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino, which is owned and operated by Station Casinos, voted to unionize. The secret-ballot election supervised by...

6/15/2019

article Sunset Station employees vote for Culinary Union to represent them
(Las Vegas) -- Sunset Station will become the fifth Station Casino property to be represented by the Culinary and Bartenders unions. A representative of Culinary Union...
article Workers at Fiesta Rancho hotel-casino vote to unionize
(Nevada) -- Workers at Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino, which is owned and operated by Station Casinos, voted to unionize on June 14 through a secret-ballot election...

5/31/2019

article NLRB Orders Palms Casino to Bargain with Culinary and Bartenders Unions
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Station Casinos’ Palms Casino Resort to recognize and bargain with the Culinary and Bartenders Unions...

5/28/2019

article View Royal casino workers unionize to negotiate better working conditions
(British Columbia) -- Over 130 employees in five departments – table games, slots, cage, count and guest services – plan to join the B.C. Government and...

5/26/2019

article Federal board finds Palms Resort in violation of multiple labor laws
(Las Vegas) -- On May 13 the National Labor Relations Board filed an order against the Palms Casino Resort, owned by Station Casinos, finding that the property is in...

5/23/2019

article Labor Board Says Palms Casino Violated Labor Laws
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has found Station Casinos’ Palms Casino Resort in violation of federal labor law by refusing to bargain with the...
article National labor board orders Palms to negotiate with unions
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision saying the Station Casinos-owned Palms is acting unlawfully. The Palms has repeatedly repealed the...

5/11/2019

article Local 54 president McDevitt cruises to election win
(Atlantic City) -- Bob McDevitt secured another three-year term as president of the local casino workers union Friday night, defeating perennial challenger Al Tabei....

5/5/2019

article Local 54 election pits familiar foes against each other
(Atlantic City) -- More than 10,000 casino and hospitality employees will have the opportunity Friday to vote for union leadership, and the choice is between two...

4/10/2019

article Casino union fears impact of Wall Street in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The casino workers union is concerned the increasing influence hedge funds are exerting over gaming companies could have a disastrous impact on the...
article Study Recommends Moving Two Casinos Out of the Local Market
(Louisiana) -- A report analyzing the gaming industry in Louisiana says that the Bossier City-Shreveport riverboat market has seven casinos in what “should be a...

3/23/2019

article More Las Vegas casino dealers vote to join UAW
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly 550 gaming dealers at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Casino voted to join the UAW on Saturday, the Detroit-based labor union reports. The move comes...

3/20/2019

article Dealers at 4 Las Vegas casinos vote to join United Auto Workers union
(Las Vegas) -- Dealers at four Las Vegas casinos have voted to join the United Auto Workers union after taking the “unprecedented” step of ending their...
article Dealers at 4 Las Vegas casinos vote to join United Auto Workers union
(Las Vegas) -- Dealers at four Las Vegas casinos have voted to join the United Auto Workers union after taking the “unprecedented” step of ending their...
article Picketing planned for Mabel’s BBQ: How Michael Symon got roped in to a Las Vegas union dispute
(Las Vegas) -- Union hospitality workers plan to picket Mabel’s BBQ here because of owner Michael Symon’s connection to the Palms in Las Vegas, which workers...
article Targets Celebrity Chefs In Palm Casino Resort Dispute
(Las Vegas) -- Supporters of workers organizing at the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas will picket business partners of the Palms and its owners to demand the Las Vegas...

3/19/2019

article Culinary union to conduct ‘secondary pickets’ of Palms partners
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union has undertaken a new tactic to pressure Station Casinos’ Palms property to the bargaining table.

3/17/2019

article Bally's, Harrah's, Paris and Wynn Dealers vote brings more casino workers into UAW fold
(Las Vegas) -- Bally's, Harrah's, Paris and the Wynn Dealers voted Sunday to join the UAW, according to a United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural...

2/19/2019

article Labor organizations using websites, social media to battle casino and political foes
(Las Vegas) -- These are interesting times for the Las Vegas casino industry and the various unions whose members are among the many thousands of workers who help make...

1/28/2019

article Casino Rama employees vote in favour of new deal
(Ontario) -- Casino Rama employees will remain on the job after ratifying a new three-year deal with Casino operators on Saturday. The employees voted 72 per cent in...

1/26/2019

article Optimism flows at Casino Rama ratification vote
(Ontario) -- Hundreds of Casino Rama employees poured into an Orillia hotel Saturday to vote on whether to accept a tentative deal that would keep them off the picket...

1/22/2019

article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Casino Employees Working to Unionize With Unite Here Local 54
(Atlantic City) -- Employees at Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, the two Atlantic City Boardwalk casinos that opened on the same day last June, continue to work with Unite...
article Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Casino Employees Working to Unionize With Unite Here Local 54
(Atlantic City) -- Employees at Hard Rock and Ocean Resort, the two Atlantic City Boardwalk casinos that opened on the same day last June, continue to work with Unite...

1/16/2019

article Casino Rama workers will strike without 'fair' agreement: union
(Ontario) -- Unionized workers at Casino Rama have voted in favour of striking if a “fair” collective agreement cannot be negotiated by the month’s end...

1/14/2019

article Casino Rama employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
(Ontario) -- Casino Rama’s union members gave their bargaining committee an overwhelming strike mandate during a day-long vote on Saturday. Unifor Local 1090...

1/13/2019

article Casino Rama employees vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike
(Ontario) -- Casino Rama’s union members gave their bargaining committee an overwhelming strike mandate during a day-long vote on Saturday. Unifor Local 1090...

12/19/2018

article 'Critical' issues on table as Casino Rama, union begin talks
(Ontario) -- Negotiations began this week on a new contract for unionized employees of Casino Rama. And while Unifor officials pledge to do everything they can to avoid...

12/1/2018

article Station Casinos appeals order to negotiate a union contract
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos is appealing a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board ordering Green Valley Ranch to negotiate a contract with the Culinary union...

11/26/2018

article MGM Springfield security staff to consider unionizing
(Massachusetts) -- Members of MGM Springfield's security team are unhappy with their treatment at the casino. Kevin Frazier, a security guard, and former Connecticut...

11/24/2018

article Grand Villa Casino workers in Burnaby vote to strike
(British Columbia) -- The Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby could be headed for a lengthy strike like the one that happened next door in Coquitlam earlier this year. The B.C...

11/21/2018

article Security officers at MGM Springfield to vote on joining union amid concerns of unfulfilled promises
(Massachusetts) -- Members of the security team at MGM Springfield will vote this month on union representation, claiming the casino has not honored some of its...

11/12/2018

article Native Sun News Today: Union seeks to organize Native hotel workers
(South Dakota) -- As another tourist season closes in Rapid City and the Black Hills area, the hotel industry closes its doors to hundreds of employees, as many are left...

11/10/2018

article Casino strike over; union members ratify new contract
(British Columbia) -- Unionized casino employees in the Okanagan will be going back to work after ratifying a new contract on Friday, ending a lengthy strike that lasted...
article Casino workers heading back to work
(British Columbia) -- After 19 weeks on strike, almost 700 employees working in the Gateway Casinos in the Thompson-Okanagan region are headed back to work. The four-...

11/9/2018

article Strike officially over: Gateway Casino workers ratify new deal
(British Columbia) -- Cascades Casino workers will be heading back to work this weekend after B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) members voted to...

11/5/2018

article Casino workers' union makes final push for Rosen in Senate
(Las Vegas) -- The Democrat running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada spent the morning before Election Day rallying union members making an intensive...

11/1/2018

article Casino workers to vote on tentative contract that could end four-month strike
(British Columbia) -- The British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union and Gateway Casinos have come to a tentative agreement that will return about 700...

10/15/2018

article Unionized workers, Treasure Island reach tentative contract
(Las Vegas) -- Unionized workers have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Treasure Island casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The Culinary Union says the five...
article Kamloops District Labour Council joins casino workers on picket lines over weekend
(British Columbia) -- It’s been nearly four months since Cascades employees went on strike. They’re seeking a significant wage increase from their employer,...

10/9/2018

article Gateway injunction fails in Canada
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos sued the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BGCEU) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union Local No. 401 (...

9/25/2018

article Culinary union, Margaritaville casino reach tentative deal
(Las Vegas) -- Just three resort property labor agreements remain unsigned after the Culinary union on Tuesday reported that it had reached a tentative deal with the...

9/21/2018

article Deal brings partial resolution to Chicago hotel strike
(Illinois) -- A hotel workers union says a new contract with Marriott International has been ratified, bringing partial resolution to a strike that began two weeks ago...

9/11/2018

article Okanagan casino workers on their 10th week of strike action
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casino said after four more days of negotiations there is still no deal with the union workers. In an open letter, sent on Sept. 10, Gateway Casino...

9/8/2018

article Las Vegas Casino Union Tells Nevada Gaming Control Board Female Workers Remain Unsafe
(Las Vegas) -- Members of Las Vegas’ largest casino union told the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) this week that female workers remain vulnerable to sexual...

9/4/2018

article Casino strike might impact City of Kamloops finances, but too early to say how much
(British Columbia) -- As casino workers in Kamloops spent their Labour Day on the picket line, the strike's impact on the city's finances remains uncertain. Each...

9/3/2018

article Workers vote to unionize at a third Mississippi Coast casino, and pay raises are part of the deal
(Mississippi) -- More than 1,000 employees at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino now are part of a union and will receive additional benefits such as increased pay and a...

9/2/2018

article Workers vote to unionize at a third Mississippi Coast casino, and pay raises are part of the deal
(Mississippi) -- More than 1,000 employees at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino now are part of a union and will receive additional benefits such as increased pay and a...

9/1/2018

article Judge: Union largely within free speech rights to target Ameristar Casino patrons over boycott
(Indiana) -- A federal judge in Chicago has weighed in again on the issue of whether workers at Indiana’s Ameristar Casino put undue pressure on patrons as part of...

8/31/2018

article Court rules picketers at Kelowna, Vernon casinos can't protest on casino property
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos won a significant legal victory recently barring the union that supports its workers from picketing at two Okanagan casinos....

8/27/2018

article Casino workers urge BCLC to investigate Gateway’s operations during strike
(British Columbia) -- The alleged incidents range in seriousness from failing to comply with regulations around ID'ing patrons to failing to identify what would...

8/23/2018

article Labor board files complaints after Green Valley Ranch, Palms casinos delay collective bargaining with employees
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has filed complaints against both Green Valley Ranch and the Palms Casino for not beginning the collective bargaining...

8/20/2018

article Striking casino workers call for probe of employer
(British Columbia) -- Striking casino workers gathered at the BC Lottery Corporation’s head office in Kamloops Monday afternoon. Union members are calling on the...

8/14/2018

article Why B.C.’s troubled gambling industry has seen a massive spike in union memberships — even as coverage falls across the country
(British Columbia) -- Surveillance employees at Cascades Casino in Langley have received union certification with MoveUP — the latest development in which B.C....

8/3/2018

article Culinary union, Downtown Grand reach tentative agreement
(Las Vegas) -- A tentative agreement has been reached on a new five-year contract between the Culinary union and the Downtown Grand, representatives of Culinary Local...

7/25/2018

article Culinary Union Reaches Contract Agreement With More Casino Companies
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Las Vegas and unionized workers continue to reach labor agreements two months after thousands of housekeepers, bartenders and others threatened...

7/24/2018

article Labor deals reached at Binion's, Four Queens; 7 casinos without contracts
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union has labor agreements with Binion's Gaming Hall and Four Queens Hotel Casino, according to a spokeswoman, dropping the number of Las...

7/23/2018

article Binion's, Four Queens reach tentative agreement with Culinary Union
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union announced Monday that a tentative agreement has been reached with Four Queens Hotel & Casino and Binion's Gambling Hall &...
article Talks break down during casino strike
(British Columbia) -- Mediation between Gateway Casinos and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union broke down on Saturday. “Gateway keeps saying publicly that...

7/21/2018

article Casino workers in Las Vegas continue weekly picketing
(Nevada) -- Unionized casino workers in Las Vegas are continuing their weekly picketing campaign as they negotiate new contracts. Culinary Union members on Friday...

7/20/2018

article Weekend walkout by country’s casino employees
(Greece) -- The federation of casino employees (OSETYP) has called a 48-hour strike from midnight on Friday to midnight Sunday. The union is demanding the payment of...

7/19/2018

article Union workers OK new contract with Las Vegas Convention Authority
(Las Vegas) -- Union workers at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year contract in a vote Wednesday. About 295 service,...

7/16/2018

article Culinary union reaches deals with 3 more Las Vegas hotels
(Las Vegas) -- Three more tentative agreements have been reached by the Culinary union with Las Vegas hotels over the weekend. A Culinary Workers Union Local 226...
article New talks in casino dispute
(British Columbia) -- Mediated talks between Gateway Casinos and the union representing 700 striking workers are expected to resume later this week. Gateway spokesperson...

7/14/2018

article Hard Rock Casino strike derails annual Ultimate Car Show
(British Columbia) -- A popular vintage and muscle car show at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino was cancelled on Saturday, due to an ongoing labour dispute. About 400...

7/13/2018

article Gateway Casinos may seek court injunction after incidents between picketers, drivers
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos intends to seek a B.C. Supreme Court injunction if picketers in Kamloops don’t get out of the way of customers attempting to...

7/12/2018

article No end yet to Interior casino strike
(British Columbia) -- No progress was made after three days of talks this week between Gateway Casinos and its on-strike employees. Despite this, a union representing...

7/11/2018

article Tropicana, unionized workers reach tentative labor agreement
(Las Vegas) -- One more casino-hotel in Las Vegas has reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized housekeepers, bartenders and other workers. The Culinary Union...

7/8/2018

article Casino Workers Picket The D in Push For New Deal
(Las Vegas) -- Unionized housekeepers, bartenders and other casino workers in Las Vegas stepped up their efforts to secure new labor agreements Friday when they picketed...

7/7/2018

article Las Vegas casino workers picketing in push for contract
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers in Las Vegas are picketing outside a casino-hotel in their latest push for a new contract. Dozens of...
article The Las Vegas Union That Learned To Beat The House
(Las Vegas) -- Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be...
article Westgate, Culinary union at odds over unsettled contract
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary union pickets took to the streets in 111-degree heat to protest the failure to reach agreement in contract negotiations for new five-year...

7/6/2018

article Union workers picket in Las Vegas, worried about pay, security and robots taking their jobs
(Las Vegas) -- After a month without a contract, union employees applied new pressure to casino properties Friday by running picket lines of hundreds of workers on...
article Casino workers in Coquitlam vote against contract ratification
(British Columbia) -- The picket lines are staying up at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam after workers voted to reject a contract that was negotiated between their...

7/5/2018

article Hard Rock strike continues as union members reject tentative agreement
(British Columbia) -- Workers at Hard Rock Casinos in Coquitlam, B.C., have rejected a tentative agreement with the Great Canadian Gaming corporation — which means...

7/4/2018

article Culinary union to picket D Las Vegas, Westgate on Friday
(Las Vegas) -- Representatives of the Culinary union say they’ll picket downtown and at an off-Strip casino Friday to call attention to stalled contract talks. The...
article Plaza Hotel and Casino reaches tentative union deal
(Las Vegas) -- 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...
article Okanagan casino strike drags on
(British Columbia) -- It doesn’t appear there will be a quick end to a strike by casino workers in the Okanagan and Kamloops. About 700 BCGEU members walked off...

7/3/2018

article Plaza casino-hotel reaches deal with Las Vegas staff
(Las Vegas) -- The Plaza casino-hotel in Las Vegas has reached a tentative deal with more than 300 bartenders, food servers and other casino workers who threatened to...
article Union: Workers reach tentative labor deal with Plaza hotel
(Las Vegas) -- A union representing thousands of Las Vegas casino workers seeking new contracts has reached a tentative labor agreement with the operator of the Plaza...
article Labour disruptions hit Okanagan casino industry over Canada Day weekend
(British Columbia) -- Labour disruptions continue to add tension to B.C.’s troubled casino industry, which was last week the subject of a scathing auditor general...

7/2/2018

article Union: Workers reach tentative labor deal with Plaza hotel
(Las Vegas) -- A union representing thousands of Las Vegas casino workers seeking new contracts has reached a tentative labor agreement with the operator of the Plaza.

6/30/2018

article Cascades Casino open for business despite job action
(British Columbia) -- As the strike of Cascades Casino employees enters a second day, employer Gateway Casinos is reminding the public they are still open for business....
article Casino workers hit the picket line in Kamloops
(British Columbia) -- Employees from Cascades Casino in Kamloops walked off the job Friday and into a literal storm amidst the ongoing tempest between their employer and...
article Kelowna workers on strike challenge casino to match donation to Children’s Hospital
(British Columbia) -- Over 200 members of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on strike at Playtime Casino Kelowna are challenging their...

6/29/2018

article Casino workers on strike
(British Columbia) -- At exactly 3:01 Friday afternoon, it started. Scores of picketers swarmed the sidewalk in front of Playtime Casino in Kelowna, and motorists honked...
article Okanagan casino employees walk off the job
(British Columbia) -- Workers at Gateway’s Okanagan casinos walked off the job on Friday at 3:01 p.m. More than 675 members of the BC Government and Service...

6/28/2018

article SEIU reaches tentative contract agreement with LVCVA
(Las Vegas) -- The Service Employees International Union has reached a tentative five-year contract agreement with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a...

6/27/2018

article Stratosphere reaches tentative 5-year deal with Culinary union
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union and the Stratosphere have struck a tentative five-year contract agreement for the property’s 1,300 workers. A representative of...
article Union: Workers reach tentative labor deal with Stratosphere
(Las Vegas) -- A union representing more than 1,000 workers at the Stratosphere hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip has reached a tentative labor agreement with the...
article Kamloops casino workers will head to the picket line on Friday
(British Columbia) -- Unionized workers in all Gateway Casinos in the Okanagan will walk off the job at the end of the week, the B.C. Government and Service Employees...

6/25/2018

article Casinos workers go all in
(British Columbia) -- Unionized employees with Gateway Casinos four Southern Interior operations are ready to hit the bricks. Mediation efforts Monday aimed at reaching...

6/19/2018

article Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a...
article Construction Union Protests Circus Circus Reno Remodel, Nevada State Contractors Board Levies Fine
(Nevada) -- Circus Circus Reno has been the target of protests by local labor union members who feel the contractor hired for the resort’s multimillion-dollar...

6/18/2018

article Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract,...

6/16/2018

article Palms workers vote to unionize 2 years after sale to Stations
(Las Vegas) -- Palms employees are on the verge of being unionized. The Culinary Union has been authorized to represent about 900 workers at the off-Strip property...

6/15/2018

article Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract,...
article Culinary to focus on MGM after Caesars workers OK contract
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union will shift its focus to the ratification of a contract with MGM Resorts International Tuesday, now that Caesars Entertainment Corp....

6/12/2018

article The Las Vegas Union That Learned To Beat The House
(Las Vegas) -- Monie Stewart-Cariaga recently decided to leave the townhouse she’s renting to buy a new home. For a single cocktail server, she couldn’t be...

6/9/2018

article Casino workers ready to go all-in on strike
(British Columbia) -- Over 81 per cent of Gateway's Okanagan casino workers are in favour of taking strike action against their employer, a vote held earlier this...
article Casino workers vote in favour of strike action
(British Columbia) -- Unionized Gateway Casino workers appear ready to place their bets on strike action. More than 675 members of the BCGEU employed at Gateway Casinos...

6/7/2018

article Casino patrons excited to return to Caesars after strike
(Windsor) -- She's been waiting to redeem a cashout voucher she won in early April. After two months, Elizabeth Rapp is finally able to cash it in at Caesars Windsor...

6/6/2018

article Las Vegas Culinary Union Claiming Upper Hand in Ongoing Contract Negotiations
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union has reached new five-year contracts with MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, the two companies that represent the bulk of the 50,000...

6/4/2018

article Crisis Averted: Las Vegas Culinary Union Reaches Deals With MGM, Caesars
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Culinary Union — which had been threatening to direct roughly 50,000 members to walk off the job at 34 casinos — has now reached...
article MGM Resorts reaches tentative deal with Las Vegas unions
(Las Vegas) -- With the two largest employer groups on the Strip reaching tentative labor agreements over the weekend, Las Vegas tourists can rest assured that service...
article Culinary Union Now Focusing on Deals with Smaller Casino Operators
(Las Vegas) -- A union for Las Vegas casino-hotel workers is shifting its attention to negotiating contracts with smaller casino operators after reaching tentative labor...
article Union still in negotiations with independent Las Vegas casino resorts
(Las Vegas) -- The future of thousands of hospitality workers in Las Vegas is still up in the air. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has reached tentative agreements with...
article Caesars Windsor employees ratify new union contract, casino to reopen Thursday
(Windsor) -- A union representing more than 2,000 Caesars Windsor employees, on strike since early April, ratified a new three-year contract Monday to end the dispute...
article Caesars Windsor to reopen Thursday after labor dispute
(Windsor) -- After a nearly two-month closure, a labor dispute at Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino has been resolved and will reopen Thursday morning. Unifor 444 union...

6/3/2018

article Caesars Windsor workers to vote again Monday on ending strike
(Windsor) -- The union representing more than 2,000 Caesars Windsor employees on strike since early April says it has reached another tentative deal with the casino that...
article Caesars Windsor, union reach 'tentative agreement'
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor remains closed, but that could change Monday if a "tentative agreement" between the casino and the Unifor Local 444 is ratified on...
article Vegas MGM union workers reach deal with casino
(Las Vegas) -- A union for casino-hotel workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with MGM Resorts International, covering nearly half of the 50,000 employees...

6/2/2018

article 'Robots can't beat us': Las Vegas casino workers prep for strike over automation
(Las Vegas) -- At the Tipsy Robot in Las Vegas, a mechanical arm mixes cocktails that patrons order on tablet computers. “Galactic ambassadors” – human...
article New round of negotiations for Caesars Windsor and Unifor 444
(Las Vegas) -- Unifor Local 444 and Caesars Windsor are heading back to the bargaining table. A mediator met with union and management on Wednesday with the goal of...
article Culinary Union, MGM Resorts reach tentative contract deal
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas tourists can rest assured this weekend that service won’t be disrupted. Union negotiators say they struck a tentative deal with MGM...

6/1/2018

article Caesars reaches tentative agreement with Culinary Union
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary Local 226 and Caesars Entertainment Corp. have reached a tentative five-year labor agreement that is expected to avert a strike that could have...
article Las Vegas Culinary Union Strikes Tentative Deal With Caesars
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union Local 226, representing tens of thousands of Las Vegas hospitality employees, reached a tentative deal with Caesars...
article Tentative deal reached with Caesars amid Las Vegas strike threat
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas casino workers union that has threatened a citywide strike said Friday that it had reached a tentative deal with a major Las Vegas Strip...

5/31/2018

article Casino Stocks Fall as Union Strike Deadline Approaches
(Wall Street) -- Las Vegas' biggest casinos are gambling with a lot of money. The Las Vegas Culinary Union estimated that MGM Resorts International (MGM - Get Report...

5/30/2018

article Casino REITs Face Las Vegas Strike This Week
(Las Vegas) -- Investors with interest in Las Vegas casino operators should be watching not only the countdown to the Stanley Cup, but also the few negotiating hours...
article Exploratory Talks To End Casino Strike Will Resume Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- The mediator requested exploratory talks between Caesars Windsor and Unifor Local 444 ended around 6pm Wednesday evening.
article Las Vegas casino strike talks going down to the wire
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are weighing the potentially significant cost of a labor strike that could commence as early as Friday. Last week, members of the...
article Strike would cost top Vegas casinos over $10M a day: union
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing thousands of Las Vegas casino workers estimated Wednesday that the two largest resort operators would lose more than $10 million a...

5/29/2018

article Union reports sexual harassment of workers in Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- With a possible strike looming, the Culinary Union has released survey results showing widespread sexual harassment and safety concerns at Las Vegas...

5/28/2018

article Caesars Windsor Casino Strike Enters 53rd Day With No Resolution in Sight
(Windsor) -- On April 6, some 2,300 workers at Caesars Windsor Casino resort — just over the river to the southeast of Detroit on the Canadian side — walked...

5/24/2018

article Las Vegas Culinary Union Holds Bargaining Edge as Strike Looms, Stanley Cup and JCK Jewelry Show Could Push Casinos to Settle
(Las Vegas) -- Members of the Las Vegas Culinary union may hold the trump card when it comes to contract negotiations with 34 major Strip and downtown casino and hotel...

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