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 reversed.
Atlantic City is dealing with industrial action at five of its eight casinos, as employees voted overwhelmingly to strike on July 1 unless work agreement negotiations could be resolved.
Members of regional 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent and only the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s plus the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize an attack at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal last thirty days, although it is not clear whether it’ll be contained in the July 1 action.
Meanwhile, Borgata, Golden Nugget, and Resorts have actually 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 if they don’t have a contract that is fair’ said Bob McDevitt. ‘we have told the ongoing organizations that we are available days, nights, and weekends to negotiate.
‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to offer these employees a contract that is fair. We threw in the towel a lot when times had been bad, now that they are making money, they need certainly to give back into us.’
The union is aggrieved it wants reversed because it believes workers have agreed to make sacrifices over the past few years while the ca