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The Aladdin Curse Continues: The Culinary

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 7th December 2004 12:39am
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The owners of the Aladdin hotel-casino have agreed to allow more than half of its work force to be represented by Culinary Local 226.

The move comes after a significant portion of the Las Vegas Strip resort's employees signed union authorization cards seeking representation by the state's largest labor organization.

A contract, in which more than 1,600 workers will be covered by the Culinary and its associate organization, Bartenders Local 165, will be negotiated after the first of the year.

Friday's announcement ended an ongoing battle between the Aladdin and the union that began under the previous ownership.

A Planet Hollywood-led investment group took control of the troubled hotel-casino Sept. 1 and is launching a plan to revitalize the 2,567-room resort as Planet Hollywood. Aladdin President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Mecca said it was evident that employees wanted union representation.

"It was very clear that our employees who took part in the process wanted to be represented by the union," Mecca said. "We have been in conversations with the union for some time."

[ The Culinary Union was (is?) a strong arm Vegas - for example. Prediction: Planet Hollywood Casino to go bankrupt by 2007 - Ed ]



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