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Culinary Union Planning Two Day Strike At Las Vegas’ Virgin Hotel & Casino


The Culinary Union will strike for two days this month at the Las Vegas Virgin Casino and Hotel, as they look to reach a new long-term deal with the property.

Culinary Workers Demand Contract

The Culinary Union is the largest union in the state of Nevada and for the first time in 22 years this weekend it will go on strike, as the union looks to agree a contract with Virgin Casino.

Virgin Las Vegas no longer has a contract with the Culinary Union and after over a year without a deal, secretary-treasurer at the union, Ted Pappageorge, announced a strike this weekend.

“It’s been nearly one year since the contract at Virgin Las Vegas expired on June 1, 2023 and workers are still working without a contract, that’s why the Culinary Union has called for a 48-hour strike at the Virgin Las Vegas and urge the community and customers to not cross the strike line.

“Workers at Virgin Las Vegas deserve fair wage increases and they are organized and ready to strike for it.”

The planned strike comes just days after Virgin Hotels announced a full takeover from the Mohegan tribe at the casino.

Union Workers Striking This Weekend

Union workers are looking for new contracts at not just the casino and hotel, but also inside the restaurants and bars available on the premises.

Representatives from the union are set to meet up with Virgin on Tuesday a negotiations begin on a new deal for the workers.

This weekend’s strike will take place between 5 a.m. on Friday and 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, with a picket line of staff lining up outside the hotel to demonstrate their frustrations.

If all goes according to plan, the Culinary Union is hoping for a new five-year contract with Virgin Las Vegas for over 700 workers on the site.


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