Teamsters at Las Vegas Hotel Ratify First Contract
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Members of Local 986 Win Strong Benefits, Wage Increases
Members of Teamsters Local 986 who work at The Cromwell Las Vegas, a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, have ratified their first contract.
The workers ratified their five-year contract by a vote of 23 to 3 on December 8, 2014. The group includes warehouse workers, groundskeepers and valets. The Cromwell, the only boutique hotel on the Strip, was built as the Barbary Coast Hotel & Casino and was later know as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon.
“The workers organized through card-check recognition in October 2014 and now they have negotiated a strong, first contract,” said Chris Griswold, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 986 in South El Monte, California. “The contract includes union health insurance, a pension and annual wage increases.”
The contract also addresses the workers’ concerns about job security and protecting their work.