Workers at four Atlantic City casinos vote to strike

Workers at four Atlantic City casinos vote to strike
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Workers at four Atlantic City casinos vote to strike – CNBC

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/16/atlantic-city-casino-workers-vote-to-strike.htmlWorkers at four Atlantic City casinos vote to strike – CNBC Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos closed in 2014 and remain shuttered, in part because of gambling competition from neighboring states. Unite Here said workers agreed to wage freezes during the recession, and those with 25 years on the job have had …Daily MailWall Street JournalMarketWatch – A strike vote could give Unite Here Local 54 bargaining committees more firepower in negotiations over new contracts for the 6,000 cocktail servers, cooks, housekeepers and other hospitality workers. Employees are now working under expired contracts.

“They need to offer these workers a fair contract. We gave up a lot when times were bad, now that they are making money, they need to give back to us,”Local 54 President Bob McDevitt said in a statement after the vote.

McDevitt said 96 percent of those who voted on Thursday cast their ballots in support of the strike authorization. Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos closed in 2014 and remain shuttered, in part because of gambling competition from neighboring states. Unite Here said workers agreed to wage freezes during the recession, and those with 25 years on the job have had only 80 cents in total raises over the past 12 years.

Started working in the Casino Industry in 1985, just never managed to leave as yet. Visited 99% of all UK Casinos, seen them all,

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