Unionized workers at a Las Vegas resort have signed a new contract deal with their employer Caesars Entertainment Corporation Common Stock (NASDAQ:CZR). In a bid to end a two-month-long strike that had paralyzed the largest tourist resort, Caesars Entertainment agreed to ratify a five-year agreement that will address workplace sexual harassment, immigration issues, employment security and a wage increase. The contract also ended a possible strike from other Caesar Entertainment strips and pulled for negotiations. The negotiations, which were organized by employees of Caesar has helped cover over 50,000 union members. The unionized workers comprise of Las Vegas (AP) bartenders, janitors, and housekeepers.
Terms of the contract
Workers attended voting sessions during breaks. They showed up in real numbers displaying loyalty to their labor organization. Most of them expressed their sentiments that this was the best contract they had ever signed. Some of the terms of the contract include:
A specification to give all housekeepers a wireless device that will enable them to alert security in case of danger or emergencies. Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals is also catered for. This allows immigrants to work in the USA and live with their children under a non-permanent protection status. This also means that workers who lose their immigration status can still return to their jobs after regaining new status.
The deal covers workers at the following Las Vegas properties, Caesar’s Palace, the Linq, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Planet Hollywood, the Cromwell, Paris, Rio all suite casino and Nobu.
Some of the workers are satisfied that their issues are being looked at, most of the workers receiving acknowledgments for taking their stand on what seemed like a fruitless escapade.
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An average employee will be making $30 per hour, which will include a retirement savings plan, premium healthcare, and pension.
Although the union failed to give detailed specs about the terms of the contract, there is a level of satisfaction addressed by the signing of the deal. The union will now focus on smaller firms operating the property in Las Vegas strips and Las Vegas downtown.