PPE, Culinary Union reach tentative pact

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.

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