Las Vegas NV Dec 29 2016 The National Labor Relations Board has certified a union representation vote for 268 security workers at Mandalay Bay who will be represented by the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.
Employees voted 163-79 for union representation with one ballot voided. Two hundred forty-two workers were deemed eligible to vote.
The union will represent all full-time and regular part-time security officers, security investigators and lost-and-found attendants employed at Mandalay Bay. Clerical workers, professional employees and supervisors are excluded.
MGM officials say they are preparing to go to the bargaining table.
Officials filed to conduct the vote Nov. 17, and the election was Dec. 9. The Labor Relations Board certified results Dec. 20.
The International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, known in the industry as SPFPA and based in Roseville, Michigan, represents more than 27,000 security police professionals across the United States and Canada. There are about 200 union locals across the country representing security officers at Defense Department, NASA, and nuclear and correctional facilities; universities; hospitals; public utilities; airports; armored car companies; and casinos among others.
Among the employers and workplaces are Wackenhut, Securitas, Akal, Loomis Fargo & Co., Wells Fargo, Boeing, NASA Space Center, Disney and the White House.
Representatives of the union did not return calls or emails seeking comment.
In an email, MGM spokeswoman Mary Hynes said, “We respect the choice of our employees and are prepared to bargain in good faith with the union.”