MGM Resorts Reaches Contract as Las Vegas Strike Threat Remains (1)

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By Jaclyn Diaz

Hotel management at MGM Resorts International reached a deal with unions representing 24,000 workers at 10 resorts in Las Vegas.

The five-year deal is the second tentative labor agreement the unions reached with a major hotel chain in the city, after Caesars Entertainment Corp. reached a deal last week covering 12,000 workers at nine locations. However, the threat of a citywide strike remains.

The workers voted May 22 to authorize a strike of 50,000 employees at 34 hotels undergoing negotiations if a deal wasn’t reached by May 31. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 are still negotiating contracts with 15 other hotels. The remaining 14,000 employees have been working without a contract since that deadline.

MGM Resorts declined to comment or provide details on the deal. The union didn’t respond to Bloomberg Law’s request for additional information.

The main sticking points in negotiations have been over worker safety, wages, technology, and immigration.

The MGM hotels covered under this deal include Aria Resort & Casino, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Circus Circus Hotel & Resort, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay, and Park MGM.

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