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Sheldon Adelson

The Cosmopolitan casino-resort agrees to union contract

Five years after workers first sought union representation and two years after angry labor protests led to arrests, the Culinary Union has brokered a deal with The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas to represent the casino-resort's more than 2,000 workers.

Nevada's Culinary Workers Union Local 226 announced Tuesday that it and Bartenders Union Local 165 had secured a four-year contract with The Cosmopolitan's new owner, private equity firm Blackstone.

Newly unionized workers include the property's housekeepers, bartenders, restaurant and lounge employees and bellhops.

The Cosmopolitan, a 2,959-room swanky high-rise that opened in December 2010, had been one of only a few major...