In Las Vegas, the Local 226 chapter of the Culinary Workers Union has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with casino operator, MGM Resorts International, only a day after coming to a similar arrangement with rival firm, Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

According to a report from local radio broadcaster, KDWN, the trade union had joined with the Local 165 branch of the Bartenders Union last month in threatening to call Las Vegas’ first citywide strike since 1984 after they were unable to reach new five-year employment contracts with some of the city’s most prominent casino operators including MGM Resorts International.

The broadcaster reported that the threatened strike by the local branch of the Culinary Workers Union could have seen almost 25,000 of those employed in the Nevada city as housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, porters and bellhops hit the picket lines and may have also led to the temporary closure of MGM Resorts International’s Las Vegas properties, which include the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, The Mirage and the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

However, the tentative weekend deals reportedly mean that the prospect of a citywide strike is now less likely, although the trade union has yet to reach similar agreements with smaller Las Vegas gaming operators such as Penn National Gaming Incorporated, Golden Entertainment and Boyd Gaming Corporation.

MGM Resorts International agrees tentative Las Vegas union deal was last modified: June 4th, 2018 by Adam Morgan