1,500 Hard Rock Casino Workers in Atlantic City Reach Tentative Agreement with their Employer

Workers at Hard Rock avert strike deadline and join four other casinos in reaching new agreements

Atlantic City—Casino Workers at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City reached a tentative agreement with their company Saturday, just in advance of a July 3 strike deadline. The union’s worker negotiating committee at the property have approved the agreement and will set a date for a ratification vote from the entire membership soon. Seven of the nine casinos in Atlantic City now have agreements in place with the union Local 54. Golden Nugget and Resorts have yet to reach new agreements.


UNITE HERE Local 54 Atlantic City 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. Local 54 is an affiliate of UNITE HERE, an international labor union that represents 300,000 working people across North America. 

Contact: Bethany Holmes, bholmes@unitehere.org, 213-675-0905