The Las Vegas Strip features some of the richest restaurants in the country.
Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip bring in millions of dollars of revenue each year and are a major contributor to casino profits. Food and beverage sales represented 25% of total income made by these casinos overall and are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.
While profits have skyrocketed for restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, wages for non-union restaurant workers are lagging behind.
Nationally, the number of food prep and serving related jobs has increased by 27% since layoffs during the pandemic, but the average wage has only increased 8%. In Las Vegas, the Culinary Union has seen nearly 10,000 union jobs that haven’t returned due to pandemic-related cuts and buffet closures.
Today, the average non-union wage in Las Vegas for a food prep and/or serving related worker is $14.39 an hour: An annual average of $29,920.
After working endlessly to keep the industry afloat during the pandemic, we deserve to live and work with dignity and respect. We deserve to thrive. Join us in fighting for a union and telling every restaurant: One Job Should Be Enough!