WORKERS’ STRIKE THREATENS LAS VEGAS

Casino in Las Vegas.

Approximately 50,000 employees across 30 casinos and hotels in Las Vegas are set to go on strike next week.

Union actions in the city have escalated, as workers seek to increase wages and protect job security against the ever-increasing use of technology in the industry.

The last casino and hotel workers strikers in Las Vegas happened in 1984. It lasted 67 days and cost workers and the city more than a $1 million each day. If this strike goes through, analysts believe the cost will be much higher.

MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment operate more than half the properties affected by the union actions, both companies stating that they expect to reach an agreement with the union.