October 03, 2007

Las Vegas-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165 have reached an agreement with the Las Vegas Hilton & Casino. Members of the unions voted overwhelmingly yesterday to approve the new contract, the highlights of which include a five-year term, with a total wage and benefits increase of $3.47 an hour; the continuation of free family health insurance; increases in guaranteed gratuities for tipped workers; and a retention bonus if the property closes during the contract. The agreement covers approximately 1,800 workers.