Posted on: January 22, 2024, 01:59h.
Last updated on: January 22, 2024, 01:59h.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino has reached a settlement with its hospitality workers, represented by the Culinary Union – great news for the hospitality industry.
The Las Vegas property reached a new contract with over 1,000 hospitality employees, showing their commitment to their workforce, with plans to approve the contract for five years pending union votes.
Although details about the contract are yet to be disclosed, the Culinary Union publicly praised it as the best contract ever.
Negotiations With 18 Properties
While this is a positive development, the Culinary Union is still in talks with 18 other properties, emphasizing the ongoing importance of continued negotiations in the Las Vegas market.
The remaining properties range from smaller casino-hotels to those situated on the Las Vegas Strip.
If some 6,000 members do not reach an agreement with these properties, they have threatened to strike, applying pressure on owners to reach fair and equitable agreements.
Among the properties that have yet to reach a tentative agreement are Circus Circus, Hilton Grand Vacations, Rio, Sahara Las Vegas, and Virgin Hotels, to name a few.
Trump, Waldorf Astoria Settlements
Last week, the union also reached an agreement with the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, ensuring that more workers are protected by fair employment agreements. This continues the recent positive trend for hospitality workers in the area.
Earlier, an agreement was reached with the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, setting the tone for further progress in the industry. In recent weeks, the Culinary Union also finalized settlements with workers at the Mirage, Tropicana, and Four Seasons.
In November, significant settlements were reached between the union and major casino companies, including Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and MGM Resorts International, which not only included a salary increase but also non-economic benefits such as job security.
Overall, these positive agreements with various operators have brought relief to workers within the industry, showing the continued success of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165, who represent over 60,000 employees in Las Vegas.