April 12, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Las Vegas, NV – The Culinary Workers and Bartenders unions, UNITE HERE locals 226 and 165, have been certified as the legal collective bargaining representatives of more than 500 workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, the union announced Apr. 4.
The National Labor Relations Board’s regional office overruled the hotel’s objections to an election last December in which the workers voted for the two unions, and upheld the results on March 21. Trump Las Vegas, co-owned by Donald Trump, has indicated it plans to appeal the decision to the NLRB’s national office in Washington. The company “has driven an aggressive anti-union campaign since workers began organizing at his property in 2014,” UNITE HERE said in a statement. The unions are now seeking contracts for all employees in housekeeping, food and beverage, pool, and guest services at the hotel. “We voted for a union so we could negotiate a fair contract with Mr. Trump,” said food server Jeffrey Wise. “We voted and won—now it’s time for him to listen to us, the voters, and finally do the right thing by making a deal with his employees.” Read more