Vegas casino culinary workers vote to strike

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (CNN) — Workers in downtown Las Vegas could strike at any time.

Several thousand union workers voted to authorize a strike against downtown casinos.

The Culinary and Bartenders Union covers more than 37-thousand employees on the Las Vegas Strip.

Over 99-percent of them voted ‘yes,’ Thursday to give the union authority to call for a strike at any time, unless they get new contracts.

Union contracts expired last June.

Without being able to reach a deal on an extension, the union ended negotiations five weeks ago.

It’s not clear how such a strike would impact tourists, because the union could target any or all of ten different properties, including Golden Nugget, El Cortez, and Las Vegas Plaza.

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