ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Atlantic City casino union workers have reached a tentative agreement with their employers to avoid a strike. Workers from the Borgata, Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana were threatening to walk off the job if they didn’t have a deal by 12:01 a.m. Friday.
The workers, who are members of UNITE HERE Local 54, include housekeepers, bartenders, catering staff and cooks at the casinos.READ MORE: Police Investigating Triple Shooting In Philadelphia's Brewerytown Neighborhood That Left 3 Women Injured
The union was demanding higher wages, claiming current salaries are lower compared to salaries at similar jobs in the market.READ MORE: Person Of Interest In Custody Following Stabbing That Left Woman Dead In West Philadelphia, Police Say
Union representatives believe higher wages could attract more workers, which would alleviate an ongoing casino labor shortage.
Details of the agreement are not available at this time.MORE NEWS: Phillies Honoring 1980s World Series Championship Team Prior To Sunday's Game Against Nationals
A strike deadline remains in effect for the Hard Rock Casino. The deadline to reach a new deal there is July 3.