Las Vegas Workers ratify an agreement with MGM Resorts International

Jun 20, 2018 8:33 AM

Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino/resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including such major properties as Mirage, Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay have now joined Caesars Entertainment workers in ratifying a new five-year labor agreement. 

At MGM, an estimated 24,000 bartenders, housekeepers, food servers and other members of the Culinary Union achieved a new deal Tuesday featuring wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against sexual harassment. 

MGM’s pact is separate from Caesars Entertainment’s, however, both agreements include wage increases in each of the five years; a requisite to give all housekeepers wireless devices to alert security in the event of a threat; and language that protects the workers’ rights if a property changes ownership. 

The contracts, for the first time, include a three-day paid leave in the event of the death of an immediate relative.