An influential Las Vegas labor union says it has brokered a deal with The Cosmopolitan resort-casino to represent more than 2,000 workers there.
Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 announced Tuesday that it and the Bartenders Union Local 165 had secured a four-year contract with The Cosmopolitan's new owner, private equity firm Blackstone.
The Cosmopolitan has been one of only a few major Las Vegas casino properties that don't have a collective bargaining agreement with the union. Labor protests in 2013 outside The Cosmopolitan against its then-owners Deutsche Bank led to arrests. A majority of workers signed cards in 2010 requesting union representation.
The union and Blackstone signaled a fresh start to negotiations in February when the two hosted a joint news conference and toasted each other with champagne... Read More