by Leo Jakobson | May 24, 2018
One of the main unions for Las Vegas hotels has voted to authorize a strike anytime after June 1 as part of ongoing contract negotiations. 

The Culinary Union -- which represents tens of thousands of housekeepers and bellmen in addition to kitchen workers and cocktail and food servers -- is seeking increased wages, job protection from technology, and workplace safety, among other things.

The union represents workers at 34 casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Representatives of both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International told the Associated Press that the strike vote was an expected tactic, and that they believe they will have an agreement in place with the union shortly. 

The last time the union authorized and actually proceeded to strike was in 1984.