The new Oakland Athletic stadium could force the Tropicana to close for two years and threaten the livelihood of the staff. Culinary Union pledged to stand firmly by the workers in the face of this issue. They promised to protect their rights and provide support in the event of closure. The ballpark project may still be in its early stages, but the union’s message will help to ease the fears of Tropicana workers.
The Ballpark project can have significant repercussions
Oakland Athletics announcement about a $1.5 Billion Las Vegas Stadium Project reverberated throughout the industry and drew mixed reactions. A high-profile project should boost tourism and attract sports fans, benefiting nearby properties. The proximity of the proposed stadium to the casino hotel may force the Tropicana to temporarily close during construction.
In a FAQ document from project partner Bally’s Corporation, it was revealed that Tropicana may cease operation between 18 and 24 months. Soon after, the company released an update confirming that it would keep its property open as long as possible. A temporary closure is likely to be required, which will put the lives of the venue’s approximately 120 employees at risk.
Employee rights seem to be in safe hands
The Culinary Union, which represents thousands of hospitality workers in the region, stepped up immediately, promising to protect employees if Bally’s were to close. The union has been an advocate of fair labor practices and rights for thousands of hospitality workers throughout the region.
This pledge will protect the livelihood and rights of employees during any possible downtime at Tropicana. All laid-off employees should be provided with free job training and retain their benefits. They also have the right to rehire once the property is reopened. Culinary Union secretary and treasurer Ted Pappageorge reaffirmed the organization’s promise to negotiate a fair deal with the venue.
Members of the Culinary Union at Tropicana have a strong contract with their union, meaning that Tropicana employees are protected.
Ted Pappageorge is the secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union
Tropicana Las Vegas is a vital part of the vibrant hospitality scene in Las Vegas. The Culinary Union will protect employee rights despite the fact that the closure could cause significant disruptions in the short term. The long-term benefits of the stadium project should outweigh any short-term disruptions.