Thousands of Las Vegas dealers joined the UAW five years ago. What’s next?

Thousands of Las Vegas dealers joined the UAW five years ago. What’s next?

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 18, 2024 2:45 PM
  • McKenna Ross, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas workers have long called their home a union town, but there’s one seemingly unlikely presence on the Strip: United Auto Workers.

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The 89-year-old union known for representing labor behind the American auto industry has been in Las Vegas for more than a decade, but organizing drives in more recent years have brought the membership up from about 400 to 3,000, Local 3555 leadership said.

As other UAW gaming locals step into a national spotlight in big lawsuits and long strikes, the Las Vegas chapter hopes to grow its local presence.

Table games dealers, slot attendants, cage cashiers and count-room employees make up Local 3555.