Union Members Vote on Strike Fund | Gaming News
Culinary Union Local 226 members gathered Monday to vote on whether to increase the workers’ strike fund.
The proposed increase would raise member dues by $25. The current dues are $41.50. In the event of a strike, that money would go to members of culinary union.
Enande Martinez turned out to vote and said they do not anticipate a strike in the future; however, she voted in order to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
“At this time, we are not looking out that there is going to be one because the company is going to sign a beautiful contract that is going to be good for the company and good for the working people,” Martinez said.
This vote comes two weeks before contracts between major gaming companies and the union are set to expire. The negotiations impacted more than 40,000 employees at Strip and downtown casinos.
Union members have not voted on a strike fund increase since 2006.
The last major strike on the strip was at the Frontier Hotel and Casino. It lasted six year.