“Strat reaches tentative contract agreement with over 700 workers”

Posted on: January 24, 2024, 08:28h.

Last updated on: January 24, 2024, 08:28h.

The latest Las Vegas resort-casino to reach an agreement with the Culinary Union is The Strat Hotel, Casino & Tower.

The Strat Hotel, Casino & Tower
The Strat Hotel, Casino & Tower, pictured above. Workers at the property agreed to a tentative contract. (Image: OnTheStrip.com)

There remains 17 remaining properties for which union leaders need to negotiate a contract.

These are smaller and independently owned properties either on the Las Vegas Strip or in downtown Las Vegas.

By making this deal, Union representatives accepted an offer from management. It still needs to be ratified by over 700 rank-and-file union members who work at the property.

The new five-year contract will provide salary increases for hospitality workers. Details have yet to be released to the public.

One of the employees governed by the tentative agreement, Adalila Vargas, who is a cashier at the Strat, said in a union statement, “I am so excited for my family, my co-workers… I’m so proud to be a union member.”

Negotiations Continue

In November, Culinary Union members reached agreements with management at three large casino companies: Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and MGM Resorts International. A threatened strike was averted. In recent weeks, contracts were achieved at some other properties, such as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

With this latest deal, the Culinary Union still has 17 remaining properties for which union leaders need to negotiate a contract.

The threatened strike is scheduled to take place just days before the Super Bowl and could interfere with a likely money maker for hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.

Many events are scheduled to take place in Las Vegas during the week before the game. Events will kick off with Super Bowl Opening Night at Allegiant Stadium on February 5.

A predicted 330K visitors are expected to visit Las Vegas for either the game or related events during Super Bowl festivities, according to Forbes magazine. That will mean that virtually all hotel rooms will be booked, according to current predictions.

Many of the visitors in town for Super Bowl LVIII will place some action on the big game, according to a recent Casino.org report.

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