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Off-Strip casino pushes back on planned Culinary strike

An off-Strip hotel-casino facing a two-day strike says it will take legal action against the union threatening to walk off the job.

Culinary Local 226, representing about 700 hospitality workers at Virgin Hotels, said Wednesday its members at the Paradise Road property will strike beginning at 5 a.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Sunday because of lengthy contract negotiations. The union has been negotiating a new five-year contract since last year. Contracts originally expired on June 1.


Pappageorge encouraged temporary workers to avoid crossing the picket line to grab striking workers’ vacated positions.

“There’s plenty of other work all over town,” Pappageorge said. “This is a very busy town this weekend, and those temp agencies work with companies all over Las Vegas. If they turn down work at Virgin, they can pick up work anywhere else in town.”

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