Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who claims that workers made sacrifices if the casino industry’s chips had been down and he wants these
Atlantic City is facing action that is industrial five of its eight casinos, as employees voted overwhelmingly to hit on July 1 unless employment contract negotiations is resolved.
Members of regional 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent in support of the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s and also the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize a strike at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal last month, although it is not clear whether it’s going to be included in the July 1 action.
Meanwhile, Borgata, Golden Nugget, and Resorts have been exempted because negotiations are progressing, the union said.
Sacrifices Made In Atlantic City
‘Today thousands of workers from Tropicana, Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s voted to authorize a strike on July 1 should they don’t have a fair contract,’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘We have told the companies that individuals can be obtained days, evenings, and weekends to negotiate.
‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to supply these workers a fair contract. We gave up a lot when times were bad, now that they are making money, they have to give back once again to us.’
The union is aggrieved it wants reversed because it believes workers have agreed to make sacrifices over the past few years while the casino industry has experienced financial diff