Second day of Culinary workers strike at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas winds down

Second day of Culinary workers strike at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas winds down

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 11, 2024 5:30 PM

Hospitality workers at an off-Strip casino continued their two-day strike Saturday, calling on their employer to agree to wage increases in the next five-year contract.

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Hundreds of Culinary Local 226 members — which represents about 700 servers, stewards, housekeepers and others — at Virgin Hotels walked off the job Friday to pressure the resort-casino into making a deal that accounts for inflation and other higher labor costs like peers on the Strip and throughout the region.

Virgin is the last property in the resort corridor to settle its contract that ended June 1. Most other off-Strip and downtown properties settled before a strike deadline in early February, when Culinary used the upcoming Super Bowl as leverage.