Bob McDevitt, President of Local 54, who claims that workers made sacrifices when the casino industry’s chips had been down and he wants these reversed.
Atlantic City is facing action that is industrial five of its eight gambling enterprises, as employees voted overwhelmingly to hit on July 1 unless work agreement negotiations could be resolved.
Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union were 96 percent and only the walkout at Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana. The union had already voted to authorize a hit at Carl Icahn’s Trump Taj Mahal month that is last although it’s not clear whether it will 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 companies that people can be obtained days, nights, and weekends to negotiate.
‘The ball’s in their court, he added. ‘They need to supply these employees a fair contract. We threw in the towel a whole lot when times were bad, now that they are making cash, 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 cas (mer…)