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Scholars: Vote to strike by Culinary Union doesn’t mean stoppage is imminent

The Culinary Union this week will conduct its first citywide strike vote in more than 15 years, but a vote to strike by a majority of 50,000 hospitality workers doesn’t necessarily mean a crippling walkout is imminent at dozens of Las Vegas casinos and hotels.

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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...
article Las Vegas casino strike: Where the chips may fall
(Las Vegas) -- What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-...
article Caesars Windsor strike delays June concerts
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor said it's postponing concerts and canceling hotel reservations through June 16 because of its ongoing labor dispute with the union...

5/23/2018

article Las Vegas casino workers could strike during Stanley Cup over sexual harassment, automation
(Las Vegas) -- Less than a week before the Stanley Cup Finals are expected to bring a flood of sports fans to Las Vegas, Nevada’s largest labor union has voted to...
article Las Vegas casino workers could strike for the first time in more than 3 decades
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to...
article Las Vegas casino workers vote for strike action on June 1
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are bracing for a summer of strife after unionized workers voted to go out on strike on June 1. On Tuesday, roughly 25k members of...
article Las Vegas casinos under threat after union vote authorises strike
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas casino industry received a blow yesterday, after hospitality union members resoundingly voted in favour of authorising a citywide strike,...
article Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers vote to authorize a strike
(Las Vegas) -- A labor union representing thousands of culinary workers in Las Vegas has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike next month if casinos don't agree...

5/22/2018

article Las Vegas casino workers begin voting on possible strike
(Las Vegas) -- Chants of “No contract, no peace,” and “Vegas is a union town” welcomed thousands of culinary and bartender union workers as they...
article Las Vegas casinos operators brace for possible workers’ strike
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino operators are facing a moment of truth as their unionized workers vote on whether to go on strike. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported...

5/21/2018

article Las Vegas casino workers to vote whether to go on strike
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino workers are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to go on strike. A “yes” vote could potentially be...

5/19/2018

article Scholars: Vote to strike by Culinary Union doesn’t mean stoppage is imminent
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union this week will conduct its first citywide strike vote in more than 15 years, but a vote to strike by a majority of 50,000 hospitality...

5/18/2018

article Caesars Windsor casino union rejects contract offer
(Windsor) -- Unionized workers at Caesars Windsor rejected a new contract agreement Friday, a move that will continue the strike that has idled the entertainment complex...
article Caesars Windsor strike continues as workers reject agreement
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor casino's unionized employees on Friday voted down a tentative labor agreement that would have ended a strike that has gone on for more...

5/17/2018

article Caesars Windsor strike could end as early as Friday
(Windsor) -- A labor strike that has shut down the Caesars Windsor casino and hotel for 42 days could be nearing its end. The union representing the more than 2,000...
article Caesars Windsor union to vote Fri. on ending strike
(Windsor) -- 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...

5/15/2018

article Caesars Windsor set to resume strike talks as Detroit casinos see gains
(Windsor) -- Labor talks are to resume Tuesday between Caesars Windsor and an employees' union whose strike — now in its 39th day — has shut down the...

5/9/2018

article 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers to vote on strike over contract
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing 50,000 Las Vegas casino employees whose contracts will expire at the end of the month announced Wednesday the workers are set to...
article Las Vegas casino workers to hold Citywide Strike Vote on May 22
(Las Vegas) -- Members of UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartenders Unions will hold a strike vote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center of the...

5/8/2018

article Caesars Windsor Strike Enters Second Month as Casino Stays Shut
(Windsor) -- A labor strike focusing on wages, which began April 5, has continued to keep the doors closed at Caesars Windsor Casino on the other side of the river.

5/7/2018

article Caesars cancels Pitbull, Lee Brice shows and hotel bookings as casino strike goes on
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor has decided to cancel more shows and hotel reservations as workers continue to strike. Shows and hotel bookings will be cancelled through...
article Caesars Windsor cancellations pile up amid strike
(Windsor) -- As a labor strike enters its second month, Caesars Windsor has canceled shows and hotel bookings for the rest of May. This is the third time the casino has...

5/3/2018

article Union says Caesars rejected ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign policy change
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new...

5/2/2018

article Union says Caesars rejected ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign policy change
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing thousands of housekeepers in Las Vegas on Wednesday said Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to include language in a new...

4/30/2018

article The Palms casino hotel off Las Vegas Strip votes to unionize
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at a casino hotel west of the Las Vegas Strip have voted to unionize through a secret-ballot election supervised by the National Labor Relations...

4/29/2018

article Workers at Palms casino in Las Vegas vote to unionize
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at the Palms casino have voted to unionize, according to the Culinary Union. Eight-four percent of the more than 600 workers that voted approved...

4/22/2018

article Union rally shows support for striking casino workers
(Windsor) -- On Sunday morning, members of local unions shut down Chatham Street East, in front of Caesars Windsor to rally for casino workers who are on strike. Workers...

4/21/2018

article Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten years of animosity between tribal governments and union organizers led up to a meltdown of bipartisan efforts to pass the Tribal Labor...

4/11/2018

article As casino strike marches on, gamblers take business elsewhere
(Windsor) -- Gateway Casinos have been enjoying a boost in their Southwestern Ontario business ever since April 6, when 2,300 Caesars Windsor employees went on strike...

4/8/2018

article 'Try the hotel down the road;' Patrons upset at being displaced due to casino strike
(Windsor) -- Dan Tie Ten Quee and his family spent most of the day driving from their home in Belleville to Windsor Friday where they had a hotel room booked at Caesars...

4/6/2018

article Labor strike closes Caesars Windsor casino
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor is temporarily closed due to a labor dispute, the company announced Thursday night on its Facebook page. About 1,900 of the casino's 2,...
article Striking workers force temporary closure of Caesars Windsor
(Windsor) -- With 2,300 of its employees now walking the picket line, Caesars Windsor has been forced to temporarily close its doors. All casino, hotel, and concert...

4/4/2018

article Caesars Windsor reaches tentative deal with employees
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor and its employees reached a last-minute tentative deal on Tuesday night with a strike looming. Shortly after the 12:01 a.m. Wednesday...

4/3/2018

article Union and casino still far apart as midnight deadline looms
(Windsor) -- The union representing about 2,300 employees at Caesars Windsor says the casino's plan of having staff work right up to the midnight strike deadline...

3/28/2018

article Casino workers prep for possible strike action
(Windsor) -- Caesars Windsor workers stepped up preparations for a possible walk out next week as contract talks continue between Unifor Local 444 and casino management.

3/21/2018

article Casino workers overwhelmingly vote to provide strike mandate
(Ontario) -- Caesars Windsor workers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to provide their Unifor Local 444 bargaining committee a strike mandate.

12/19/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel agrees to settle Culinary charges
(Las Vegas) -- Management at the Hard Rock Hotel agreed today to settle with the National Labor Relations Board charges that the company engaged in unfair labor...

11/18/2017

article Station Casinos unit files NLRB complaint over union vote
(Las Vegas) -- A subsidiary of Station Casinos has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board alleging unfair campaign practices by the UNITE HERE-...

11/11/2017

article Station Casinos exec expresses displeasure with union vote
(Las Vegas) -- Executives at Station Casinos aren’t happy about the representation vote that will enable two unions affiliated with Unite-HERE to open collective...

10/20/2017

article Unions announce wage increases at Horseshoe Casino under new contract
(Maryland) -- Table games dealers at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, whose earnings come mainly from tips, are getting at least a 10 percent increase in hourly pay under a...

10/16/2017

article Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month
(Maryland) -- A group of five unions successfully unionized about 1,000 workers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, negotiating a contract that took effect this month.

9/24/2017

article Vernon casino workers win in labour decision
(British Columbia) -- The union is certified to represent a bargaining unit consisting of all surveillance operators at Cascade Casino in Penticton and Lake City Casino...

9/23/2017

article Union rallies for contract at SugarHouse casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Frustrated by slow progress toward a first collective bargaining contract, Teamsters Local 929 held a rally, complete with Teamster-driven trucks and a...

9/13/2017

article Security officers union at Mandalay Bay votes to sign 3-year contract
(Las Vegas) -- The newly selected security officers union at Mandalay Bay has voted to sign an initial three-year contract with the south Strip resort. Members of...

7/26/2017

article Is Local 54 President Bob McDevitt to blame for the Trump Taj Mahal closing?
(Atlantic City) -- As the anniversary of the closing of Trump Taj Mahal approaches, Unite Here Local 54 president Bob McDevitt says he wouldn't change the way he or...

7/24/2017

article McCain’s Illness Could Spell Trouble For Tribal Labor Sovereignty Bill [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The absence of Senator John McCain due to brain cancer has left a gaping hole in the U.S. Senate and could dash hopes of passing Indian gaming...

7/18/2017

article Surveillance techs at Las Vegas casinos cannot join non-guard unions - D.C. Circuit
(Las Vegas) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed National Labor Relations Board rulings that had allowed surveillance technicians at Las Vegas casino resorts...

7/17/2017

article Strike over at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- On Friday afternoon, unionized valet employees of the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island went on strike. Employees of the casino have been...

7/16/2017

article Strike over for valet employees at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Employees at Twin River Casino who were on strike were back on the job Sunday. According to Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle, the valet union...

7/15/2017

article Union parking valets at Twin River Casino officially begin strike
(Rhode Island) -- Union parking valets at the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island have officially gone on strike after failing to reach an agreement with casino management.
article Valets on strike at Rhode Island casino
(Rhode Island) -- Valet and parking attendants at Rhode Island's Twin River casino are on strike over stalled contract negotiations. Some 40 employees affiliated...

7/14/2017

article Union parking valets at Twin River Casino threaten strike
(Rhode Island) -- Unionized parking valets at Twin River Casino in Lincoln say they will go on strike if they fail to reach an agreement with casino management.

7/3/2017

article Second strike in the works for Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Just a few weeks after hundreds of food and beverage employees walked out briefly at the Twin River Casino for a strike against the company, valet...

6/7/2017

article Twin River Casino food, beverage workers could strike by Friday
(Rhode Island) -- Leaders of unionized food and beverage workers at Twin River Casino could launch a strike as early as Friday based on a union vote that has authorized...

4/13/2017

article Saipan casino workers protest for payment as FBI cites illegal labor
(Saipan) -- More than 50 construction workers hired for a casino resort on the Pacific island of Saipan staged a street protest on Friday demanding to be paid, after...

4/12/2017

article Dutch unions, works council clash with casino over pension transfer
(Netherlands) -- Unions and employee representatives are at loggerheads with Holland Casino, claiming the company wants to liquidate its pension scheme and transfer...

3/15/2017

article Culinary to begin bargaining talks with Palace Station
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union is expected to begin collective bargaining contract talks soon following a settlement with management of the Palace Station.

2/27/2017

article Pennylvania security officers first Las Vegas Sands employees to sign union contract
(Pennsylvania) -- Security officers at Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, casino last week become the first Sands employees to sign a union contract...
article Sands security guards' union win well-deserved
(Pennsylvania) -- In the 1970s, a co-worker and I led 150 workers at the former ITT plant in Palmer Township to organize a union with the United Auto Workers after six...

2/22/2017

article Sands Casino guards could make union history today
(Pennsylvania) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's 20-year streak in keeping the world's largest casino empire union free is poised to come to an end today by...

2/13/2017

article Petition Calls On Station Casinos For Workers Safety, Health Risks
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union has presented Station Casinos’ management at nine of its Las Vegas casinos with a petition calling on the company to...

12/27/2016

article Most Mandalay Bay security workers in Las Vegas to be represented by union
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has certified a union representation vote for 268 security workers at Mandalay Bay who will be represented by the...

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