MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Unions Reach Agreement to Avert Strike The world-renowned hospitality and gaming giant MGM Resorts International and several Las Vegas-based unions have successfully negotiated a new agreement that prevents a planned strike that was set to begin earlier this summer. The strike, which would have been the first in the city’s history, was planned by four separate labor unions as a result of their ongoing disagreements with MGM over wages and benefits for thousands of their hotel workers. Workers reported that their expectations for improved wages and benefits were not met through negotiations with MGM and, as a result, threatened to strike this summer. However, both sides have now reached a compromise that will prevent such a drastic event from occurring. Both MGM and the unions have agreed on details regarding wages, paid time off, job security, and many other aspects of employment for the majority of MGM Resorts’ workers in Las Vegas. The casino gaming giant has been a cornerstone of the Las Vegas community for decades and their willingness to work with the unions to reach a resolution illustrates their commitment to ensuring that their workers are treated fairly. MGM Resorts and the four unions have released joint statements reaffirming their collective efforts and have indicated their commitment to working together in the future. The agreement achieved between MGM and the unions is an unmistakable victory for both sides in Las Vegas and has been largely celebrated by the hospitality industry. With the risks of a strike now averted, this fruitful partnership will guarantee stability and success for workers and MGM Resorts in Las Vegas alike.