LAS VEGAS -- Culinary Union Local 226, which represents about
45,000 hotel and casino workers here, reached a tentative agreement
with Park Place Entertainment on wages and benefits.
At the time of this report, the union -- which still must ratify
the deal -- maintained a June 1 strike deadline if agreements
aren't reached with other casinos, including most of those owned by
MGM Mirage and the Mandalay Resort Group.