Trump Las Vegas Hotel Reaches Settlement in Union Lawsuit

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Donald Trump’s Las Vegas hotel has reached a settlement of $11,200 in a complaint by two workers who said they were discriminated against for union organizing.

The complaint accused the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas of firing a union supporter and denying a full-time job transfer to another worker, while offering job opportunities to workers if they would not support the union, according to a release from the Culinary and Bartenders Union on Thursday. The case had been set to go to trial.

The hotel — which is co-owned by the presidential nominee and casino tycoon Phil Ruffin, who spoke at the Republican National Convention — will now pay the two workers a combined $11,200 in lost wages, the release said. The union accused the hotel of an “aggressive anti-union campaign.”

The hotel did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Trump has boasted repeatedly throughout his campaign that he doesn’t settle lawsuits. But a review by USA Today last month found that Trump and his businesses had reached a settlement in at least 100 cases. The New York Times has also reported on Trump’s specific settlements.

“I don’t settle lawsuits — very rare — because once you settle lawsuits, everybody sues you. Very simple,” Trump said at a March press conference in Jupiter, Fla. “It’s like business. I teach it.”

“I could settle the case now if I wanted to settle the case. I don’t settle cases,” Trump said, speaking about the Trump University lawsuit in a March interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “You know what happens? When you settle cases, everybody sues you. At least with me, I don’t settle cases very often.”

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