Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Markets Associated Press

Union members are calling the public to boycott Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with Las Vegas hotel workers.

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UNITE HERE announced the effort this week. The group is the parent organization of the Culinary Union, which represents about 57,000 Las Vegas-area hospitality workers.

Workers at Trump's hotel voted in December to unionize, but management hasn't started bargaining with them. The Culinary Union and its partners have held marches outside the resort to pressure the company to act, and events supporting the boycott are scheduled in Waikiki, San Francisco and Chicago in coming weeks.

Union officials say workers at Trump's hotel earn about $3 less per hour compared with their counterparts on the Las Vegas Strip.

Company officials didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.