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Unions Calling For A Strike

Culinary and bartender unions are calling for a strike. Officials with the unions announced Wednesday that members are ready to strike nine downtown properties starting June 1st if there is no deal signed before then. The last culinary strike was 1984, considered the largest in Las Vegas history. In that year 17 thousand workers protested 32 Strip resorts. The strike lasted nine months and it cost workers $70 million in lost wages and benefits. Six casinos severed ties with the union after that. More than 900 protesters were arrested during the strike. Union members plan to strike The D, Four Queens, Fremont, Main Street Station, El Cortez, Binion's, Golden Gate, The Plaza, and Las Vegas Club.

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