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Las Vegas Workers Vote To Strike


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The world-famous Las Vegas Strip could go dark as early as next week, after workers voted to strike.

Members of the Culinary Union, which represents over 57,000 people, voted to authorise the strike next month.

It could shut down several Las Vegas resorts.

The union says contracts covering 50,000 workers expire on June 1st at 34 casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.

View of the hotel and casino Bellagio (L) and Caesars Palace (R) on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas | Image: Alexandra Schuler/DPA/PA Images

This includes properties operated by MGM, Caesars, Penn National, Golden Entertainment and Boyd Gaming.

The union negotiating committee has been authorised to call for a strike "at any time" after the contract expires - meaning workers could walkout as soon as June 1st.

Those involved in the strike vote include bartenders, guest room attendants, cocktail servers, food servers, porters, bellman, cooks, and kitchen workers.

They're calling for better security and an end to harassment in the workplace.


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