October 20, 2014
The people who wash the linens for Las Vegas resorts are about to get the same health benefits as the people who change the sheets.
Members of Culinary Local 226 have voted to ratify an agreement with the company that washes one (m) million pounds of hotel and restaurant linens each day.
Approval of the pact with Mission Industries came less than 24 hours after union members had planned to walk out in a move that would have left people staying in some of the city's biggest and finest resorts sleeping on yesterday's sheets.
The 16-hundred-member union was seeking health benefits similar to those of organized casino and hotel employees including bellhops, bartenders, maids and others.
Under the agreement, Mission Industries workers and their families will be eligible to join the Culinary health plan beginning April first.
The plan includes full health coverage with no premiums for workers.