In December 2022, food service workers at the Las Vegas Convention Center voted 100% to go on strike. A strike is when workers refuse to work to protest for better jobs. UNITE HERE members may not be at work to cook or serve the food, take out the trash, and clean up.
Sodexo operates food services at some of the largest convention centers in the United States. Sodexo workers need a raise and are taking actions to get the attention of their employer.
See recent news coverage:
Workers have settled an agreement in Orlando and there will not be a strike.
- MeetingsNet (12/21/22) First Orlando, Now Vegas: Convention-Center Labor Strikes Authorized
- Trade Show News Network (12/12/22) Sodexo Culinary Workers at Las Vegas Convention Center Unanimously Authorize Strike If Necessary
- KTNV Las Vegas (12/09/22) Culinary Union members at the Las Vegas Convention Center vote unanimously to authorize a strike
What’s at stake?
Workers are facing a crisis trying to stretch their wages while getting slammed by inflation. Meanwhile, the travel and convention industry is back to making millions. Workers need real raises to keep up with the cost of living.
Food service and hospitality companies across the country have complained about labor shortages. Now it’s time to solve the problem by turning these into good jobs where workers don’t have to scramble to get by.
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