Las Vegas Culinary Union reaches agreement with Resorts World

Las Vegas Culinary Union reaches agreement with Resorts World

A local casino workers’ union Wednesday announced a three-year deal to represent Resorts World employees.

According to a news release, the Culinary and Bartenders unions recently reached a “tentative agreement” with Resorts World in a new contract.

About 2,000 employees who work at the Strip resort will be represented under terms of the contract.

Union officials, according to the release, said nearly all employees voted to accept the first-time contract, which was ratified last week.

In a statement, Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union and lead negotiator for the deal, called the contract “strong.”

The resort, the newest on the Strip, opened in June. Negotiations for the contract started in December. The contract is set to start on June 1.

Employees who will work under terms of the agreement include hotel room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers, and others.

“Resorts World Las Vegas prides itself on providing our guests with remarkable experiences, and that begins with our team members,” said Scott Sibella, president of the resort, in a statement. “We are happy to announce a final agreement that recognizes the value of our employees and their contributions to the property.”

The resort, which cost $4.3 billion to build, sits where the Stardust once was.

Boyd Gaming razed the Stardust in 2007 with plans for a new resort, but that project was scrapped amid the Great Recession.

Genting Group, a hospitality and casino company based in Malaysia, purchased the 88-acre site where Resorts World now sits in 2013.

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