Culinary plans first picket on Strip in more than a decade

UPDATE: The Culinary has settled the economic issues with Margaritaville, so the picket line will only be at the Cosmopolitan.

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The Culinary union is planning to picket the Cosmopolitan and Margaritaville properties on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, an indication that negotiations are at a stalemate.

I first reported this for premium subscribers of the site Sunday, part of its “Stations Cancer on the Strip” campaign. But now I have obtained a flyer (attached here) that shows how the union is using the Cosmo's ownership by Deutsche Bank to pressure the resort as well.

"This is going to be a big fight," one union source told me.

The union has settled major economic issues with MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment -- essentially a 15-cent deal per hour for workers -- but has settled with no one except the "D" downtown, an ominous sign there, too.