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MARKETWATCH: More than 53,000 Las Vegas hotel workers will vote this month on a potential strike

More than 53,000 Las Vegas hospitality workers will vote Sept. 26 on whether to go on strike if no contract agreements are reached, two of their unions announced Thursday.

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, which are Nevada affiliates of the labor union Unite Here, represent hospitality workers in Las Vegas, including at most of the casino resorts in downtown Las Vegas and on the famous Las Vegas strip. The workers include hotel and casino housekeepers, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellhops, cooks and more.

The unions said they have had multiple rounds of negotiations with the top three Las Vegas hotel owners — MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts — since contracts expired June 1, though some affected workers are employed by other hotels as well. Workers, unions and the hotels are now operating under a contract extension, which requires either side to give seven days’ notice if they feel negotiations are unsuccessful and, in the unions’ case, if a strike may be necessary, according to a spokesperson for the Culinary Workers Union.

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