Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who claims that workers made sacrifices if the casino industry’s chips had been down and he wants these reversed.
Atlantic City is dealing with action that is industrial five of its eight gambling enterprises, as employees voted overwhelmingly to hit on July 1 unless work contract negotiations is resolved.
Members of regional 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent in support of the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize a hit at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal last thirty days, although it’s not clear whether it’s going to be within the July 1 action.
Meanwhile, Borgata, Golden Nugget, and Resorts have 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 contract that is fair’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘we have told the ongoing organizations we can be obtained days, nights, and weekends to negotiate.
‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to provide these employees a contract that is fair. We threw in the towel a great deal when times had been bad, now they need to give back to us. that they are making money,’
The union is aggrieved as it believes workers have decided to make sacrifices within the last few years while the casino industry has skille Continue reading