Atlantic City’s Dirty Jobs:

Mandatory daily room cleaning in hotels is an important policy to promote the highest standard of sanitization, a world class image for New Jersey’s tourism industry, and safe working conditions and fair workloads for housekeepers. New Jersey law has required daily room cleaning in hotels since 2020. But some Atlantic City casino hotel housekeepers report that some occupied casino hotel rooms are not being cleaned each day. Not cleaning rooms every day results in heavier workloads for housekeepers as rooms are messier at checkout. Action by the State of New Jersey is needed for the safety of workers and guests and to maintain Atlantic City’s image as a premier tourist destination.

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Atlantic City Casino Workers Need a Raise

Through decades of organizing and collective bargaining, UNITE HERE Local 54 has achieved a middle-class standard for casino workers in Atlantic City. This middle-class standard is now threatened by the skyrocketing cost of living and the continuing impacts of the pandemic.

In March and April 2022, UNITE HERE Local 54 conducted a survey of 1,934 Atlantic City casino workers from all nine casinos. The results reveal that casino workers struggled during the past 12 months to cover the cost of necessities including housing, food, utilities, and transportation.

Our message is simple: Casino workers need a raise.

Read the Report here.

About Local 54

UNITE HERE Local 54 has been representing hospitality workers in the hospitality industry for over 100 years. Our members work as housekeepers, bartenders, cocktail servers, cooks, bellmen, doormen, and other service jobs in the casinos and hospitality industry of South Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. With over 10,000 members, Local 54 is the largest private sector union in the region.