Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who states that workers made sacrifices once the casino industry’s chips were down and he wants these
Atlantic City is facing industrial action at five of its eight casinos, as workers voted overwhelmingly to hit on July 1 unless employment agreement negotiations can be resolved.
Members of neighborhood 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent and only the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s therefore the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize a strike at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal last month, although it’s not clear whether it will be included 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 if they don’t have a contract that is fair’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘we have told the ongoing businesses that individuals can be obtained days, evenings, and weekends to negotiate.
‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to offer these workers a contract that is fair. We gave up plenty when times had been 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 casino industry has experienced fi Continue reading “Union Orders Strikes at Five Atlantic City Casino”