Union Orders Strikes at Five Atlantic City Casino

Union Orders Strikes at Five Atlantic City Casino

Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who says that workers made sacrifices once the casino industry’s chips were down and he wants these

Atlantic City is dealing with industrial action at five of its eight casinos, as workers voted overwhelmingly to strike on July 1 unless work contract negotiations could be resolved.

Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent and only the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s and also the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize an attack at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal month that is last although it’s not clear whether it’s going to be within the July 1 action.

Meanwhile, Borgata, Golden Nugget, and Resorts have actually been exempted because negotiations are progressing, the union said.

Sacrifices Made In Atlantic City

‘Today thousands of workers from Tropicana, Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted to authorize a strike on July 1 if they don’t have a contract that is fair’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘we now have told the companies we are available days, evenings, and weekends to negotiate.

‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to offer these employees a fair contract. We quit a lot when times had been bad, now that they are making money, they have to give back once again to us.’

The union is aggrieved it wants reversed because it believes workers have agreed to make sacrifices over the past few years while the casino industry has experienced financial difficult Continue reading « Union Orders Strikes at Five Atlantic City Casino »