Culinary Union workers for the contracted food service provider of the Las Vegas Convention Center unanimously authorized a strike, the union announced Friday.
A strike authorization vote doesn’t necessarily mean workers will walk off the job, and union officials indicated negotiations would continue.
Culinary Local 226 represents about 300 cooks, dishwashers, banquet servers, concessions cashiers and other workers employed by Sodexo Centerplate, the Convention Center’s exclusive contracted food and beverage supplier. The union is demanding higher pay for its workers. The average pay currently is between $16 and $19 an hour.
Union officials did not say how many people voted in the election that occurred Wednesday and Thursday, but they said the vote was unanimous.