And as the highly anticipated weekend approaches, with a start date of November 16th looming large, organisers have encountered yet another hurdle.
The Culinary and Bartenders Union have announced that 35,000 of its members across 18 Las Vegas properties will initiate a strike if no agreement is reached with the casinos, hotels, and restaurants that employ them.
The proposed strike by Nevada's largest labour union would mark the first time hospitality workers have gone on strike in Las Vegas in a decade and potentially become the largest hospitality strike in the history of the United States.
According to The Associated Press, a union spokesperson mentioned that workers currently have health insurance and earn $26 per hour but didn't specify their desired pay increase.
The union has stated that between 40,000 and 60,000 employee contracts have expired, yet they continue to work while negotiations are ongoing.
They also added they have been negotiating with MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts for the past seven months, but they have been unable to agree on a deal that would lead to the strike being called off.
The union has advised fans and tourists to avoid hotels or casinos where strikes are taking place, but this could significantly impact the Las Vegas race weekend.
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