, according to a union that has been negotiating for higher wages and benefits for employees.
The Culinary Workers Union, which represents around 25,000 hospitality workers on the Strip, notified casinos this week that it could declare a strike as soon as June 1. The union has been in negotiations for a new contract with several of the casinos, but has not yet reached an agreement.
Workers, including cocktail servers, housekeepers, bartenders, and food and beverage workers, are seeking higher pay, better health care coverage, and greater job security. The union is also seeking better protections against sexual harassment and racial discrimination.
The union has been negotiating with Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock Casino, MGM Resorts, Wyndham, and seven other properties on the Strip for several months without reaching a deal. If a deal is not reached, it is likely that workers will walk off the job in June.
A strike on the Strip would have a major impact on the local economy, as most of the casinos generate a large chunk of Las Vegas’ total tax revenues. It could also disrupt travel plans and put a damper on summer tourism in the city.