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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Culinary Workers and the Bartenders Union say they’ve reached a tentative 5-year contract with the New Tropicana resort.

It covers 650 workers.

The last contract expired last June. Workers have labored under extensions since then.

The unions say the deal covers workers in food and beverage, housekeeping, cocktails and the bell departments.

According to a statement from the Culinary Workers Local 226, “the economic package, agreed to by both parties, mirrors exactly what has been agreed to by the unions and other employers. Workers will keep their high-quality health insurance. Changes were negotiated for food and beverage operations to allow for flexibility in closed and distressed venues with the goals of reopening shops and bringing workers back to their jobs. New housekeeping language will increase job safety by creating measures designed to deal with hazardous work conditions.”

The New Tropicana is the first  independently-owned resort and casino to reach a tentative agreement with the unions.


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