A resource center has opened in Atlantic City, NJ to assist the thousands of people laid off by this weekend’s shutdown of the Revel and Showboat casinos.
The announcement of Trump Plaza’s plans to close in mid-September is just another blow to Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union.
Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos. By Labor Day, it could be down to nine.
Workers at Atlantic City’s newest casino have voted to join a union, meaning all 11 casinos in the city are now unionized.
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the third state to legalize gambling over the Internet, but he says he will support such a law if it were put on a 10-year trial period.
The president of Atlantic City’s largest casino workers’ union is calling on Gov. Chris Christie to sign New Jersey’s Internet gambling bill.
Atlantic City’s main casino union wants state gambling regulators to determine whether the city’s newest casino is financially stable.
“Tropicana management has decided to intimidate the workers and scare them from exercising their union rights,” a union leader says.
Even though labor contracts have expired at nine Atlantic City casinos, those hotels and gambling halls remain open as the city’s largest union tries to reach accords with them.
Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union is ramping up its opposition to proposed pay cuts as contracts with nine of the 11 gambling halls are set to expire Thursday.
“The threat is, if we’re picketing without a permit that they’re going to arrest people. So there’s a possibility of mass arrests,” says Local 54 president Bob McDevitt.
Labor contracts between Atlantic City’s largest union and nine casinos are due to expire in one month and Local 54 is negotiating a new contract with another.