Members of the Culinary Union and the Bartenders Union gathered at the East Las Vegas Community Center to vote on the authorization of a strike on Thursday, March 27. (Source: Culinary Workers Union Local 226)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5/AP) -
Several thousand members of the Culinary Union and Bartenders Union on Thursday night voted to authorize a strike against 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos, a bar and a laundry service, according to the Culinary Union.
The move clears the way for a strike at any time until new contracts are in place. Over 99 percent of union members voted to authorize a strike, according to the Culinary Union.
Properties now subject to a strike include Binion's, Four Queens, El Cortez, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Main Street Station and others.
Union members last month voted to end a contract extension approved last June. They also approved a dues increase designed to cushion the monetary blow should a walkout occur.
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