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Horticulture and Floral Workers on Las Vegas Strip Join Teamsters Local 986

By a more than 5-1 margin, horticulture and floral workers at the Wynn and Encore casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip voted Wednesday, December 12 to join Teamsters Local 986.

The vote was 62-12. There are 82 workers in the bargaining unit. They join about 3,000 other casino workers who have already formed their union as members of Local 986.

"This is another great victory for the Las Vegas casino workers who are looking for fair wages, solid benefits and a voice at work," said Chris Griswold, Local 986 Secretary-Treasurer. "These workers make the Wynn and Encore properties look beautiful inside and out and they deserve a secure future for the hard work they do every day."

"I voted for Teamster representation to be treated with dignity and respect," employee Wally Ochiata said.

"I want job security and a voice at work and I know that I can with these as a Teamster," employee Fernando Frias said.

On Friday, December 15, 107 valets, booth cashiers and traffic attendants at Wynn and Encore will vote in their Teamster election.



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