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More Casinos Avert Planned Strike

(Las Vegas, NV) — With a potential strike looming, two more downtown properties have reached tentative contract agreements with culinary and bartender union members.

Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 have stuck a deal with Boyd Gaming for new 5-year contracts with the Fremont Hotel & Casino and Main Street Station.  They still needs to be ratified by workers.  Union officials say it is similar to the Golden Nugget contract, which was ratified on May 1.

“Boyd has shown that they respect their employees and are invested in their workforce,” said Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union. “We hope that the other Downtown casinos follow the example of Boyd and Golden Nugget as we negotiate with them over the next couple of days.”

Talks continue this week with most of the seven remaining downtown casinos, where contracts expired one year ago.  Negotiations have not been scheduled with the Golden Gate.

The D, Four Queens, Binion’s, Plaza, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez, and Golden Gate could face walkouts beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday June 1st unless deals are reached.


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