When it comes to operation in one of the largest gambling hubs in the world, Las Vegas has a lot on offer and this is a well-known fact. However, it sometimes can come with complications such as the case with about 50,000 casino resort employees seeking renewal for their contracts. This Thursday brought the news that workers at Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort and Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower have reached the anticipated tentative deal meeting their expectations.
The very last days of May brought a considerable threat to the casino field of Las Vegas, since as many as 50,000 casino employees hired by some of the largest operators in the field made it clear that they are ready to go out on a citywide strike and cease work if their contracts are not renewed for five more years. This was a concerning prospective undesired by any of the major casino operators developing their business in the region.
The said arrangements established with workers at MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have effectively ceased the workers’ plans for going out on a strike. According to the official announcement coming from Culinary Local 226, workers at Tropicana and Stratosphere have reached the coveted tentative deal which is going to be soon inked into official five-year contracts.
This amounts to some 2,000 union members employed at the two locations which have been anticipating the said tentative deals since the very first days of June. This was when their contracts saw their last day, meaning that the new ones would be signed retroactively covering the past several weeks. Tropicana had as many as 730 workers employed at the casino resorts situated on the Las Vegas Strip protesting their rights. For the time being no additional information has been issued regarding the tentative deals reached.
Workers Reach Long-Anticipated Tentative Deals
Judging by the contents of the previously established similar arrangements, they could include but are not limited to salary raises, and one of the widely discussed topics regarding sexual misconducts at the workplace. There have also been demands for an improved benefits package coming with their new contracts which will oversee their operation in the following five years.
Over the span of the weeks since the official expiration of their contracts, workers have been operating with an average hourly paycheck amounting to some $23. The following weeks are set to see a development of the tentative agreements and their potential transforming into permanent working contracts.
For a brief moment, the gambling field of Las Vegas was seriously threatened by the strike of employees willing to seek their rights and demand that their employment contracts are renewed for another five years. Two of the major casino employers in the field, Casino Entertainment, and MGM Resorts were concerned by the consequences of such strike as there was the estimation that they would lose as much as $10 million for every single day of the protest.
As a result of this, they were quick to consider ways in which the workers could have their demands satisfied. There are still casino operators which have not yet worked on their worker agreements and those are Binion’s, Downtown Grand, El Cortez, Four Queens, Fremont, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Main Street Station, and The D.
People employed there are the last workers without renewed contracts from the total of 50,000 willing to go out on a strike. There are pickets being organized outside The D Las Vegas and the second one is set to take place this Friday at the same place. In addition to that, there would also be one outside Margaritaville.