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Nevada State AFL-CIO pickets the Las Vegas Strip in Solidarity with Culinary Union as Employees Continue to Work Under Expired Contract

Alexandra Noriega
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Las Vegas, NV – Today, the Nevada State AFL-CIO rallied with Culinary Union Local 226 at the Paris Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in support of their workers who are currently undergoing challenging negotiations with Strip resorts. Although a strike deadline has yet to be set, the Culinary Union has initiated picketing in front of the hotels on The Strip as their first course of action. While the Culinary Union has had negotiation meetings with MGM Resorts, Ceasar’s Entertainment, and Wynn Resorts, no agreement has been reached.

“The Culinary member’s contracts expired a month ago, and these corporations are prolonging the inevitable,” said Susie Martinez, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “We need to ensure that the dedicated employees who work hard to provide for their families are shown the respect they deserve by obtaining a fair and just contract.” 

This marks the first picket for the union in nearly 20 years, with 95% of their members in agreement to strike.

Click here to read the statement from the Culinary Union.



The Nevada State AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 150,000 members of more than 120 unions throughout Nevada. Our members come from a breadth of industries that keep The Silver State moving, including the building and construction trades, the service trades, public employee sectors, and more. As Nevada’s voice at work, we strive to ensure that all working people are treated fairly, with decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities.