Union Vote Allows Option for Strike

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

Union members at the Grand Sierra Resorts voted Thursday night, to accept a plan that could lead to Reno's first casino strike in five decades.

The strike would include about 1,000 employees, who belong to the Culinary Workers Union, 226.

Union President Kevin Kline tells KOLO 8, the members voted overwhelmingly to call for economic action, inluding a strike, if they can't reach what they consider, a fair deal with management.

The workers say, Grand Sierra officials want to reduce their vacation days and increase their health insurance payments.

There is no word if a strike will happen.

Meantime, about 700 union workers at the Circus Circus voted Thursday night, to ratify a new five-year deal with parent company MGM-Mirage.


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