We are once again facing the threat of a work stoppage. A Las Vegas Super Bowl strike involving culinary and hospitality workers. This time over 8,000 workers at 20 resorts have set a date to walk off their jobs, which could leave a shortage of bartenders, waiters, porters, and house cleaning staff for the big game.
Well, here we go again. Another big sporting event is headed for Sin City, and with it the threat of employees walking off their jobs, as a potential Las Vegas Super Bowl strike is this week’s big story. Back in November, 35,000 Las Vegas workers threatened to walk off their jobs just days before the Formula 1 Grand Prix if their demands were not met. That tactic worked so well that now an additional 8,000 employees are threatening to do the exact same thing before the Super Bowl.
February 2nd is the day that workers at these 20 Las Vegas Resorts say they will go on strike. That’s just nine days before the big game on February 11th. And if they do walk out, guests at these resorts may have a hard time finding a waitress, a bartender, or a cook. And there may not be anyone to wash your dirty sheets and towels, no one to clean your toilet, and no one to help you with your bags.
The Secretary and Treasurer of the Union stated that he believes there will be a Las Vegas Super Bowl strike, and that it will affect more of the city than just those resorts. And while this certainly will not stop the Super Bowl from being played, it could make the experience a lot less fun for those who attend. Now hey, let’s just be honest for a moment, because even if there is a strike, the Super Bowl will will still be played and televised, and people with tickets to the game are still going to travel to Las Vegas to watch it. Besides that, just like back in November this strike will probably be averted with some last minute deal.