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October 1, 2014

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Four Queens, Binions set tentative deal with unions

Plaza, Las Vegas Club and Golden Gate have yet to make deal; potential for strike still looms

Under the threat of a strike, the Four Queens Hotel and Binion’s Gambling Hall have reached a tentative agreement with the Culinary and Bartenders unions, according to a press release.

The settlement follows earlier deals with other downtown casinos, including the Golden Nugget, Fremont, Main Street Station, El Cortez, and the D, the release said.

The strike deadline set by the unions is still looming for three properties: Plaza, Las Vegas Club and Golden Gate.

“Restaurant workers, hotel housekeepers, cocktail servers, bartenders, and other members of the unions at unsettled casinos,” will picket round-the-clock starting at 5 a.m. on Sunday until what the unions deem a fair deal is reached, the release said.

The tentative agreement with the Four Queens and Binion’s is for five-year retroactive contracts that begin when the previous contracts ended in June 2013, the release said.

“I’ve been on strike before to protect my family,” said Mario Sandoval, a food server at Binion’s in a statement. “I’m glad that we were able to come to a fair deal, but I’m going to be on the picket line with my friends from other unsettled properties on Sunday. We aren’t done until we all are done.”

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