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Labor Unions Threaten a Las Vegas Strike That Might Cost Casinos Millions

Take the union numbers quoted in this article with a grain of salt, as their remarks may be inflated as a negotiating tactic. But there’s no doubt a labor strike could hurt Las Vegas resort groups.
-Sean O’Neill

In this May 22, 2018 photo, volunteer Jenifer Murias yells into a megaphone as Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike in Las Vegas. The union representing thousands of Las Vegas casino workers says the two largest operators would lose more than $10 million a day combined if housekeepers, cooks, and others go on strike. The Culinary Union on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, released documents explaining how it thinks a one-month strike would impact MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment. Isaac Brekken

Skift Take: Take the union numbers quoted in this article with a grain of salt, as their remarks may be inflated as a negotiating tactic. But there's no doubt a labor strike could hurt Las Vegas resort groups.

— Sean O’Neill

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