Atlantic City’s main casino workers union reached agreement on a new contract with three of the five casinos it had been threatening with a strike this weekend.
US.- Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union reached an agreement with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment: Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s. The terms of the deal has not been disclosed, but it was confirmed by both sides.
Now Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal, which are owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn are still underway. The strike against these casinos could materialize today if a new agreement is not reached. The Borgata, Golden Nugget and Resorts are not being targeted by the union and therefore would not be affected by a strike.
“We bargained through the night with Caesars, and our negotiating committee has recommended that the membership ratify the tentative agreement,” explained Bob McDevitt the union president. “We are glad that Caesars Entertainment recognized the importance of fair wages and benefits to the workers in Atlantic City. I hope that Tropicana and Taj Mahal get the message.”
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Local 54 that keeps our employees at work and allows them to continue to deliver the outstanding service and experience that our guests have come to expect,” said Kevin Ortzman, president of Caesars and Bally’s. “Caesars Entertainment is proud of the investments it has made to contribute to Atlantic City’s revitalization and will continue to help drive the city’s revival.”