A New Era Begins At New Jersey’s Largest Hospitality Union

UNITE HERE Local 54 is proud to announce Donna M. DeCaprio as the new President of the Union, who was appointed by a unanimous vote earlier this year.  Ms. DeCaprio is the first female President in the history of Local 54, and her appointment marks a significant milestone for the Union and the labor movement […]

Casino Workers Ratify Contract with Historic Wage Increases by 99%, while Others Prepare for Strike Authorization Vote

Casino Workers say, “we’re not finished until we ALL win the raises we deserve!”  Atlantic City—While workers at five casinos voted 99% “yes” on Monday to ratify new agreements reached with their employers, the worker negotiating committee at Resorts and Golden Nugget casinos announced a Strike Authorization Vote for July 19.  As their contracts expire, […]

4,500 Atlantic City Casino Workers Reach Tentative Agreement with their Employers

Workers at Borgata, Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana avert strike deadline Atlantic City—Casino Workers at four Atlantic City casinos reached a tentative agreement with their companies late Thursday night, in advance of a July 1 strike deadline. The union’s worker negotiating committee at the MGM-owned Borgata and Caesars Entertainment-owned Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana casinos have approved the […]

Atlantic City Casino Workers Vote 96% “YES” to Strike

After picketing on the Boardwalk for higher wages, workers vote overwhelmingly in favor of strike authorization  Atlantic City— Yesterday evening at 7:38pm, UNITE HERE Local 54 announced that members from Caesars, Tropicana, Harrah’s, Borgata, and Hard Rock casinos voted 96% “yes” to authorize a strike, if called by the worker negotiating committee. The negotiating committee […]

Trump Taj Mahal Workers: We held the line.

We Held The Line. For 102 days we held the line against Wall Street’s attack on the American worker. We held the line for our families, who deserve good quality jobs and healthcare. We held the line against a billionaire taking from us to line his own pockets. We held the line for our community […]

UNITE HERE Local 54 Urges Senator Sweeney to run for Governor

(Atlantic City, NJ)—UNITE HERE Local 54 and its President Bob McDevitt today urged State Senator Steve Sweeney to enter the race for Governor. “Senator Sweeney has been a steadfast advocate for the working people of Atlantic City and the rest of the State of New Jersey. He has consistently advanced commonsense solutions to the problems […]

Striking Casino Workers Tell Congress: Pass Brokaw Act to protect workers from the likes of Carl Icahn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 8, 2016 Contact: Diana Hussein, dhussein@unitehere.org, 313-460-3119 Striking Casino Workers Tell Congress: Pass Brokaw Act to protect workers from the likes of Carl Icahn (Washington, D.C.)—Three busloads of striking casino workers travelled from the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk to the halls of the Capital today to lobby Congress about the […]