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Union Requests Strikes at Five Atlantic City Casino



Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who says that workers made sacrifices as soon as the casino industry’s chips had been down and he wants these reversed.

Atlantic City is dealing with industrial action at five of its eight casinos, as employees voted overwhelmingly to hit on July 1 unless employment agreement negotiations are resolved.

Members of neighborhood 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent in support of the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s plus the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize a strike at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal month that is last although it is not clear whether it will be contained in 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 should they don’t have a fair agreement,’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘we have told the ongoing organizations that people can be obtained days, nights, and weekends to negotiate.

‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to supply these workers a contract that is fair. We threw in the towel plenty when times were bad, now they need to give back to us. that they are making money,’

The union is aggrieved it wants reversed because it believes workers have agreed to make sacrifices over the past few years while the Continuer la lecture