MGM, Culinary Union sign tentative agreement

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Mirage signed a tentative agreement with Culinary Workers Union Local 226 on May 27 that, if ratified by the union membership, will avert a strike threatened after the expiration of the current labor contract May 31.

Union leaders expressed confidence the rank and file membership will approve the agreement.

MGM Mirage was the latest of the major Las Vegas hotel companies to come to an agreement with the union. Mandalay Resort Group signed an agreement May 26; Park Place Entertainment, Harrah's and Tropicana signed late last week.

Still remainingare the properties of Boyd Gaming Corp., including Stardust and Sam's Town, and various other hotels owned by smaller companies.

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