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Casino Union Resumes Picketing Outside Tropicana

Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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By Mike Dougherty

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Twenty-one Tropicana Casino employees, who were recently reinstated from a suspension resulting from their involvement in a traffic-blocking protest last month, were out on the picket line again Saturday.

The 21 hospitality workers along with other members of Local 54 are demanding a collective bargaining agreement from the Tropicana, something union president Bob McDevitt says the other casinos in Atlantic City have already done.

“Tropicana is the bandit of the bunch and they’re out there taking away the rights of their workers and basically breaking the law.”

McDevitt says he just wants what’s fair for his members.

“It’s clear that in the hospitality industry, the hospitality workers are the ones that build the companies through their relationships with the customers and the way they serve customers.”

The Tropicana has not returned our calls.

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