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THE NV INDEPENDENT: Culinary: More than 35,000 Strip workers plan to strike 6 days before Vegas Formula 1 race

Culinary Workers Union Local 226 set its strike deadline with major Las Vegas casino companies for Nov. 10 at 5 a.m. — meaning more than 35,000 Strip workers would walk off their jobs six days before the start of the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix if no contracts are signed by then.

Culinary Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said during the strike deadline announcement Thursday that the union has “gotten about as far as we can get.” 

The union has been in contract negotiations with MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment since April. Pappageorge said the companies “shouldn’t be surprised” about the announcement after union members voted in September to authorize a strike.

“It's time to set a deadline because workers here in Vegas have been extremely patient but also suffering … And the companies are setting records — we are happy about that,” Pappageorge said. “The future is incredibly bright in Las Vegas, and the workers deserve to participate.”

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