LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Ahead of a Monday morning strike deadline, the Culinary Union announced deals over the weekend with several Downtown Las Vegas properties, and said they will not go on strike, even though workers at one Las Vegas resort do not have a contract.

On Sunday night, the union announced a tentative five-year agreement with the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, hours after announced a deal was reached with the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

“These were tough negotiations,” Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said in a statement. “It took over 2 years of preparation, 10 months of negotiations, lots of hard work, committee meetings, sleepless nights, and worker-led organizing. No victory in our union’s history is ever guaranteed and thousands of workers who participated in rallies, protests, civil disobedience, picketing, surveys, picket sign making, strike voting, and delegations inside the properties sacrificed to win a better future for themselves and our families.

The union announced that as negotiations continue, they are giving Virgin Hotels Las Vegas some extra time and they anticipate a resolution in a few weeks.

The latest contracts with Strip and Downtown independent gaming operators come after the union agreed to new deals with Wynn Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts in the fall.


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