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Las Vegas workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike

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Las Vegas workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Mar 27, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Several thousand Culinary and Bartenders Union members voted on Thursday to authorize a strike against ten downtown casinos.

This comes five-weeks after the unions gave notice to terminate contract extensions.

More than 99-percent voted yes.

The unions can now call for a strike at any time against these properties until they have new contracts.

Downtown properties that are now subject to a strike are Binion's, Fremont, Four Queens, El Cortez, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Club, Las Vegas Plaza, Main Street Station and The D.

Workers at Brady Linen Services and Margaritaville also passed the strike authorization vote by overwhelming margins.

The Culinary and Bartenders Unions recently concluded negotiations for new five-year contracts covering more than 37,000 workers on the Las Vegas Strip, where union contracts expired last June.

Union members voted last May to raise monthly dues by $25 in the event of a strike.

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.