LAS VEGAS — Tens of thousands of Las Vegas hotel employees set a duedate Thursday for a sweeping strike, threatening significant disturbances to the city’s financial foundation that might correspond with the Strip’s inaugural Formula 1 races lateron this month.
The Culinary Workers Union stated about 35,000 members whose agreements ended earlier this year are prepared and prepared to walk off the task at 18 gamblingestablishments if offers aren’t reached by Nov. 10 with gamblingestablishment giants MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts.
That’s 5 days before the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend, which is anticipated to bring thousands of individuals to the Strip, is set to kick off with an opening event.
At a news conference, Ted Pappageorge, the union’s secretary-treasurer and chief agreement arbitrator, advised travelers and Formula 1 ticket-holders to assistance the employees if they go on strike by not coming to Las Vegas or crossing the picket lines.
“We will be interacting to ask consumers that they needto take their company somewhereelse,” he stated.
Formula 1 did not instantly respond to an emailed demand for remark.
Pappageorge stated the union and its members hope it doesn’t come to a strike however that “workers are ready, joined and allset to strike if essential.”
Nevada’s biggest labor union, with about 60,000 members statewide, hasn’t gone on strike in years.
A walkout would be the mostcurrent in a series of prominent labor discontent actions around the c