Atlantic City Update
Following the negotiations of the Caesars properties on May 23-24, workers were insulted by the company’s response and refusal to restore concessions left over from the 2011 contact, in which the workers gave up vacation, holiday, over-time pay and wage increases. As a result, Thursday June 2nd, approx. 350 workers held meetings concerning negotiations at the Tropicana and the three Caesars properties (Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s) in Atlantic City. The meetings included heated discussions of proposals from both the union and the companies. Workers left the meeting feeling empowered and ready for a fight as the meeting ended with a consensus of a strike vote. Today, workers from four hotels and casinos decided to vote on June 16th for their first strike in over 10 years.