AP: Casino union launching ads on why it might go on strike

The main Atlantic City casino workers union is taking to the airwaves to explain why its members are threatening to go on strike next week.

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Philly.com: Atlantic City turns out to mourn Orlando victims

“In the crowd of several hundred, there were casino workers who wore shirts that read “Unite Here” on the back, for the casino union, and “Love Has No Borders” on the front.” Read more

REPORT: Atlantic City casinos rebound while workers struggle

After sacrificing wages and benefits to preserve the health of the casino industry in Atlantic City over the past decade, the industry is choosing to export profits out of town rather than share with the people who stuck with the industry during hard times. Read more

FOX61: Union workers vote to strike in Atlantic City

Ninety-six percent of the workers at four of the city’s casinos voted Thursday to go on strike on July 1 if the gaming industry “continues to hold down wages.” Workers at a fifth casino have already authorized a walk-out. More than 6,000 workers at the five casinos could walk off the job if the strike occurs. Read more

BREAKING: Today, 96% of workers from 4 Atlantic City casinos vote to authorize a strike with a July 1 deadline

ACStrikeVoteStatement from Bob McDevitt, President, UNITEHERE Local 54:

“Today thousands of workers from Tropicana, Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted to authorize a strike on July 1 if they don’t have a fair contract. The vote was 96% in favor. We have told the companies that we are available days, evenings, and weekends to negotiate. The balls in their court. They need to offer these workers a fair contract. We gave up a lot when times were bad, now that they are making money, they need to give back to us.”

NorthJersey.com: Thousands of Atlantic City casino workers vote to authorize strike starting July 1

Thousands of Atlantic City casino workers voted Thursday to authorize a strike starting July 1 — a date intended to coincide with the peak of tourist season.

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BREAKING NEWS: Atlantic City Casino Workers Report Overwhelming Support for Strike

Thousands of Servers, Housekeepers Expected to Authorize July 1st Walk-off – Casinos’ Biggest Holiday Weekend of the Year Read more