(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Although owners of the El Cortez have reached a new contract agreement with Culinary Workers Local 226 and the Bartenders Union, rank and file workers continue to prepare for a threatened strike set to begin Sunday morning at establishments that have yet to settle.

Since Monday morning, three downtown properties have come to last-minute agreements with the unions, but contracts have expired and have not been renewed at six more properties, all facing a strike at 5a Sundaymorning.

Rank and file authorized a strike overwhelmingly in a vote in late March.

Since then, there have been a series of new agreements signed with mostly big resort casinos and hotels on the Strip.

There are about 12 hundred union workers at the remaining half dozen downtown properties.

There has not been a major casino strike by union workers in Las Vegas in nearly twenty years. That strike, against the Frontier, lasted more than six years.


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