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4 Atlantic City casinos reach deal with union, avert strike
July 5, 2022 // The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one worker called "big raises" and labor peace that will avoid a strike on Fourth of July weekend, one of the casinos’ busiest of the year. Local 54 of the Unite Here union reached tentative agreements with the Borgata, which is owned by MGM Resorts International, and three Caesars Entertainment casinos: Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana. Ronnette Lark, internet gambling, sports betting revenue,
‘We want to be able to survive’: Atlantic City casino workers to strike over wages
June 29, 2022 // According to the union, the Borgata could lose an estimated $1.6m a day if workers strike, and Caesars, Tropicana, and Harrah’s could lose an additional $1m a day combined from a strike, hitting the casinos ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, historically one of the busiest times of the year. Irina Sanchez, housekeeper, Jeff Payne, Caesars Hotel, Caesars, Harrah’s, Tropicana, Borgata, Hard Rock, Laurel Lounge, Al Kare, Ruth Ann Joyce,
NJ Unions Hit the Bricks for Hazard Pay
June 21, 2022 // On June 16, union members, a couple with their toddlers in tow, snaked through the Capitol complex looking to present a letter making the case for hazard pay. It was signed by several union presidents, including Charles Wowkanech, president of the New Jersey AFL-CIO and was addressed to Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. The letter was also addressed to Gov. Phil Murphy. New Jersey Transit ATU, Janet Booker, 32 BJ SEIU, Make the Road New Jersey, Essex County Assemblywoman Mila Jasey,
Union authorizes Atlantic City casino strike next month
June 17, 2022 // McDevitt said the union has so-called “me-too” agreements with Bally's and the Ocean Casino Resort specifying that they will honor the terms of contracts reached with the city's larger properties. That effectively guarantees those two casinos will not be struck, he said. “Bally's and Ocean are in the green zone, Resorts and Golden Nugget are in the yellow zone and the rest are in the red zone,” he said.
Union to Vote on Authorizing Atlantic City Casino Strike
June 14, 2022 // “We’ve been saying for some time now that casino workers need a real raise," union spokesperson Bethany Holmes said. "We’re two weeks past our contract expiration, and we’ll continue to try to get there with the companies, but we’re taking a vote this week to put in the hands of the negotiating committee the power to call a strike, if necessary.” WAYNE PARRY
Workers picket outside Atlantic City casino, seeking raises
June 3, 2022 // Workers surrounded the casino, picketing on the Boardwalk, on Pacific Avenue and along side streets, but did not interfere with people entering or leaving the casino. They chanted, banged drums and plastic buckets, and blew whistles.
Worker unions split on Atlantic City casino smoking ban. The mayor is against it.
May 2, 2022 // The United Auto Workers wrote a letter to legislators this week calling on them to hold hearings on a bill that would end a 16-year-old loophole carving casinos out of a statewide prohibition on smoking in most indoor public places in New Jersey.