TAJ STRIKE UPDATE: Statement From Bob McDevitt, President of Unite Here Local 54, On Visit of Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton

Statement From Bob McDevitt, President of Unite Here Local 54, On Visit of Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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BREAKING: Trump Taj Mahal Workers on Strike

header**Trump Taj Mahal Workers Strike: 6 am**

Trump Taj Mahal Workers on Strike

Taj Mahal Lone Holdout after Other Casinos Reach Agreement with Underpaid Housekeepers, Servers

Atlantic City – Last night contract negotiations with the Trump Taj Mahal failed to reach an agreement that the negotiating committee could recommend to the membership. As a result, nearly a thousand cooks, housekeepers, bellmen and servers from the Trump Taj Mahal will walk off the job this morning ahead of the industry’s biggest holiday weekend to fight for decent wages, basic benefits, and the future of their middle class livelihoods.   

For more information, contact:
Ben Begleiter, [email protected], 203-668-6676
Diana Hussein, [email protected], 313-460-3119 

Reporters interested in in-person interviews should meet Ben or Diana at the Boardwalk behind Taj Mahal.



UPDATED: Tentative Contract Agreement with Caesars Atlantic City Properties and Tropicana; Taj Mahal still under July 1 deadline.

UPDATED: UNITE HERE Local 54 Announces Tentative Contract Agreement with Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City Properties, as well as the Tropicana. Taj Mahal still until July 1 deadline.

PRESS RELEASE: Atlantic City Casino Workers: Little Progress in Contract Negotiations, as 6,000 Servers & Housekeepers Continue Preparations to Strike July 1

Underpaid Atlantic City casino workers said today that they’re angry by the lack of progress in contract negotiations with Caesars, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Tropicana, and Trump Taj Mahal, and announced an emergency strike captain training tomorrow ahead of their July 1st strike deadline.

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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.”

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

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Atlantic City Update

updateFollowing 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.