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Union Members Vote to End Contract Extensions

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LAS VEGAS -- The Culinary Union Local 226 voted Thursday evening to end contract extensions at 10 downtown hotels and five Strip hotels.

According to the union, of the members who voted from properties that did not have a settled contract, 95 percent voted to end the extensions. The union also says 97 percent of members from resorts with a settled contract voted to support them.

Without a contract extension, the union members have a right to picket, boycott or strike at the casinos.

The union, which represents housekeepers and other hotel workers, is negotiating over contracts that cover about 10,000 Las Vegas workers.

Downtown resorts impacted:

  • Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel
  • El Cortez
  • The D of Las Vegas
  • Four Queens
  • Fremont Hotel and Casino
  • Golden Gate Hotel and Casino
  • Golden Nugget
  • Las Vegas Club
  • Main Street Station
  • Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Strip properties impacted:

  • LVH
  • Riviera Hotel and Casino
  • Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
  • Tropicana Hotel and Casino
  • Treasure Island Casino and Resort

The decision also includes Brady Laundry.

Contracts with the Culinary Union expired in June 2013. Two of the largest resort companies, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment, have already settled the contract dispute with the union.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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