Culinary And Bartenders Unions Authorize Vegas-Wide Strike Across 22 Casinos And Resorts

The workers of gaming companies are prepared to take action, including going on strike, if the companies fail to reach an agreement.

On Tuesday, President Biden made an unprecedented visit to the picket lines of United Auto Workers in Michigan. Following this, the Culinary and Bartenders Unions in Las Vegas voted by 95% to authorize a strike against some of the city's largest casinos and resorts. The Culinary Union, representing 60,000 hospitality workers in Nevada, is now authorized to call for a strike at any time. Negotiations for a new 5-year contract are currently underway with MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, and Wynn/Encore Resorts. The unions are demanding better wages, benefits, job security protections, and reduced workload. If a strike occurs, it raises the question of whether President Biden will support the workers by joining them on the picket lines. However, any new labor contract that meets the unions' demands may result in increased prices for food and drinks.