Las Vegas: Union calls Virgin Hotels’ ‘final’ offer in contract negotiations ‘inadequate’

Las Vegas: Union calls Virgin Hotels’ ‘final’ offer in contract negotiations ‘inadequate’

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  • Katie Ann McCarver, Las Vegas Sun
May 24, 2024 3:52 PM

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas’ latest contract proposal for employees is “unacceptable for workers,” Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said Thursday.

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The off-Strip resort announced Wednesday that it had sent a “last, best and final” offer to the union, after five months of unsuccessful negotiations and nearly a year since workers’ contracts initially expired. Though the proposal includes wage increases where previously there were “zero,” Pappageorge said, it’s still “woefully inadequate.”

“Some companies come to Las Vegas with the idea that they’re going to build their massive resorts on the backs of workers, and it doesn’t work that way in Vegas,” he said. “When you come to Vegas, you’ve got to bring money to invest in bricks and mortar, and you’ve got to bring money to invest in workers. And unfortunately, Virgin is not there.”