Workers at Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn in Las Vegas have voted to join more than 8,000 members of the The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Automobile Workers in casinos across the US.

UAW President Gary Jones heralded the ballot result, saying: “We welcome our new UAW sisters and brothers to the UAW family. Gaming dealers at Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and the Wynn will now join the over 8,000 UAW members in casinos across the country.

“We expect another successful vote from Caesars’ workers next week. With these votes, the UAW is proud to have organized almost 9,000 new members since June of 2018.”

The union’s Region 5 Director, Vance Pearson, said that the vote will give gaming workers a “strong voice” in their workplace. He added: “We welcome our newest members into UAW Region 5 and we want our new brothers and sisters to know that the over 400,000 members of the UAW and over 8,000 fellow UAW casino workers have their backs at the negotiating table.”

About 1,479 gaming workers will be added to the union after the vote, a UAW spokesman told the Free Press.