Workers at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas casino resorts have finally acceded to a new five-year contract, negating the threat of strike action. The staff, members of the Culinary Union, voted in two sessions to sanction an agreement covering off sexual harassment in the workplace, job security, wage increases and immigration status. The approved document affects 12,000 workers and follows on from a tentative agreement reached at the beginning of June.

The Caesars workforce was part of a 50,000-strong union initiative started last month that threatened strike action against their casino employers. While the specifics of the new contract have not been made public, it is understood that it comprises measures including wage increases and terms that protect workers’ rights should any of the locations be sold.

The contract will protect the interests of unionised workers at Caesars’ Las Vegas Strip properties including Bally’s, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell, The Linq and Caesars Palace. It also covers workers at the off-Strip Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The Culinary Union is now negotiating contracts with smaller firms that operate 15 venues on the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas. These including the Tropicana, Treasure Island and The D.