Trump Las Vegas sets deal with union

Workers of Trump Hotel Las Vegas will be able to benefit from the contract starting January, 2017.

US.- On Wednesday 21, representatives of Trump Hotel Las Vegas confirmed a new agreement with the workers union Unite Here, which was pushing for a contract since the beginning of the year. The union, one of the most powerful of the country, will start benefiting from the deal on January 2017.

The next steps for the workers would be to achieve the same rights for the Trump International Hotel workers in Washington, D.C. The same union began on July a major strike against Donald Trump’s Atlantic City former casino, Trump Taj Mahal. The New Jersey venue, which is now closed, had been managed by the distinguished mogul Carl Icahn.

“This is it. This is what we’ve been fighting for, for over a year, to have a contract,” Bethany Khan, a spokeswoman for Culinary Workers Union Local 226 told the Washington Post. “This has been a very long process but now there’s finally a contract, and workers at Trump hotels will have respect and dignity at work,” she added.

The final unionise of Las Vegas workers could set an example for further employees at Trump’s ventures. Yesterday’s achievement was backed by the National Labor Relations Review Board. The contract with Unite Here Las Vegas will grant 500 housekeepers and food and beverage workers at the hotel pay raises, health benefits and pensions.