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Atlantic City casino workers sacrificed a lot when times were tight. Now, they just want whats fair.
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.
“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.”
In a letter of support for UNITE HERE Local 54 casino workers in Atlantic City, UAW Region 9 asks members to refrain from doing work traditionally done by Local 54 members in the event of a work-stoppage.
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.
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 […]