Unions organize Trump’s F&B departments

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Bartenders and food-and-beverage employees at Donald Trump’s Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas have voted to join the local chapters of their respective unions, both of which are part of the Unite Here service-union coalition.

More than 500 employees will be represented by unions in future contract negotiations, according to a statement issued by Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

"Trump Las Vegas should recognize the workers' vote immediately and sit down with us to negotiate a contract as soon as possible," Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union, said in the statement.

The bartenders of the Vegas hotel will be represented by Bartenders Union Local 165.

One of Trump’s other properties, a hotel in Toronto, was unionized earlier this year.

The presidential candidate and real estate mogul could run afoul of the unions as he campaigns for the Republican Party’s presidential election. For instance, Trump has called for a more stringent immigration policy, something which unions have traditionally opposed.

United Here, an umbrella group for local hospitality unions, claims to have 270,000 members in North America.


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