Wynn Resorts said Monday that the Culinary Union's request for a 40-hour schedule and health benefits "forces" the company to lay off employees.
Layoffs could begin in early 2021
W Monday Wynn Resorts warned his employees with Las Vegas o possible redundancies already January 11 after Culinary and Bartenders Union demand that full-time employees return to their pre-pandemic work schedule.
In a letter to Union employees, Wynn said. rescheduling will force the company to redundancies of many workers and will affect many others, "disrupting the lives of so many people".
The Culinary and Bartenders Union demanded that employees of the casino operator work by a full 40 hours a week. He withdrew the original request for immediate action and gave Wynn until mid-January to comply.
Wynn reduced working hours during a pandemic, to avoid holidays. "When we reopened, we believed it was in the best interest of our employees and their families to keep as many of our employees working as possible, even if it meant each person working fewer hours," - the company wrote in its letter. Wynn said the Culinary Union advocated that approach until about a month ago.
Wynn employees lose health insurance
Culinary Local 226 i Bartenders Local 165 made a move last week to force Wynn Resorts to return to union rules. In its response to the published on Tuesday Wynn Culinary Union urged Wynn Resorts to accept the union's plan to provide continued health care to its employees by March 2021., On the formula MGM Resorts International i Caesars Entertainment.
Twenty-three casinos-resorts on the Stripincluding real estate MGM i Caesars and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas due do Blackstone Group, agreed to flexible work schedules to reduce layoffs in exchange for additional health benefits.
Secretary-Treasurer of the Union Geoconda Argüello-Kline stated that Wynn had left almost 1000 employees without health insurance from 31 Octoberunlike other gambling companies on Strip, i benefited z extensions. "Members of the Culinary and Bartenders Union on the Strip have health care coverage to March 1, 2021. And later." - Ms Argüello-Kline added.
Wynn to start the rescheduling process
According to Wynn, the union has left the company having no other choice. The operator also said that has not received any complaints before the culinary union's request. Wynn said he will "begin the process of resubmitting jobs [to] comply with the program" less employees work more "on January 11, 2021."
Ongoing negotiations between the union and Wynn, who refused to pay four additional months of health benefits for almost 5000 trade union workers in their estates w Las Vegas , Wynn i Encore . For an undisclosed number of laid-off workers, those benefits were set to expire on the last day of October. According to the culinary union, about half of its members are still on leave.
All Wynn employees received full salary during 75 days' downtime . Wynn employed about 15,000 employees in Nevada before the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to over 30,000 worldwideincluding in Massachusetts i Macau.