(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The Culinary Workers and Bartenders Union say they have reached a tentative, five year agreement with the Golden Nugget, marking the first downtown Vegas casino to reach a deal with the unions.

The old contracts expired in June of 2013.

The deal was announced by the unions’ negotiating committees. It is subject to membership ratification.

The announcement comes three weeks after membership of both unions voted to authorize union leadership to call a strike, if necessary. Talks with other downtown casinos continue.

Settlements with MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Riviera, Tropicana, Treasure Island, Stratosphere and the LVH–all on the Strip–have been reached in recent weeks.

“I am pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Golden Nugget,” said Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union. “This contract is a fair settlement which will continue to protect the health benefits, wages, and future of union families.”


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