Las Vegas Hospitality Workers to Receive Panic Buttons
Las Vegas hotels and casinos operated by MGM Resorts Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment will soon begin providing housekeepers and cocktail waitresses with a panic button.
In Las Vegas, the panic buttons are part of contract negotiations by the Culinary Workers Union (Local 226), said a TravelPulse report.
According to a survey conducted by the Culinary and Bartender unions, some 59 percent of cocktail servers and 27 percent of hotel housekeepers said they had been sexually harassed by guests, managers or other people while on the job. The survey, which queried 10,000 workers, also found that 72 percent of cocktail servers and 53 percent of hotel housekeepers said they had felt uncomfortable or unsafe due to a guest action, the report said.