Workers win new protections at Harrah’s New Orleans

New Orleans casino workers have won new job protections.
New Orleans casino workers have won new job protections.

Casino workers at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino have gained several measures through their union.

US.- Union workers at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino have negotiated with the company to get several job security measures.

The Unite Here Union has won an extension of recall rights for hospitality workers furloughed or laid off during the pandemic from 12 months to 24 months.

The New Orleans chapter of Unite Here has about 2,000 members. The union sought the extension to keep businesses from replacing laid off, longtime workers with lower-paid employees who receive fewer benefits.

The union also won pay raises for tipped and non-tipped staff. In addition, the deal provides 10 paid leave days for employees required to quarantine because of possible Covid-19 exposure.

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