Thousands of members of the Culinary and Bartenders Union are gearing up to picket in front of several of the city’s top Casinos and resorts. Their intent? To disrupt business operations and potentially prevent tourists from accessing their favored destinations.
In a the latest attempt to destroy our city, union members plan to picket key establishments belonging to the casino giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The planned picket, set for Thursday, October 12, 2023, represents one of the most significant labor movements on the Strip in nearly 20 years. This show of strength comes in the wake of hospitality workers authorizing a strike and demanding a new 5-year union contract.
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Our sources tell us that union representatives have actively instructed picketers to bar people from entering the casinos. Furthermore, any individual who dares to cross their picket line might be subjected to aggressive verbal abuse.
In a statement, the Culinary Union has strongly advised the general public, including tourists, community allies, and even elected officials, against crossing an active picket line. They’ve further requested the public to show their solidarity with the union workers by refraining from patronizing these casino resorts during the picket.
The targeted locations for this significant protest include a long list of popular tourist destinations:
- MGM Resorts International properties: Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay (and its extension, Delano), MGM Grand, New York-New York, and Park MGM (including NoMad).
- Caesars Entertainment Corporation properties: Caesars Forum, Caesars Palace (and Nobu), Flamingo, Harrah’s, Horseshoe, Paris, Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell, and The Linq.
- Additionally, Wynn Resorts, including its Encore extension, are also on the list.
The protest, scheduled in two shifts from 10 am-12 pm and 5 pm-7 pm, will initially begin in front of three major casinos: The Linq, Paris Casino, and Park MGM. But as sidewalks begin to overflow, the union members will expand their picket lines to nearby casinos embroiled in the labor dispute.