Strike Averted: Retail Casino Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

Strike Averted: Retail Casino Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

At the last minute, thousands of Atlantic City retail casino workers reached a tentative agreement with their employers.

Strike at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Caesars Atlantic City Resort and Casino, Harrah's Resort Atlantic and Tropicana Atlantic are off the picket line.

Strike at Atlantic City casinos has been averted.

At 11 p.m. today, the union’s spokeswoman Bethany Holmes said that the strike was averted. Caesars Entertainment owns Caisars, Harrah”s, and Tropicana, while MGM Resorts International owns Borgata.

Workers at Borgata, Caesars, Harrah's, and Tropicana casinos reached a tentative agreement with their companies late Thursday night. The union’s worker negotiating committee at the MGM-owned Borgati, the Caeresars- owned Caedars and the Harrares-owner Tropics approved the agreements. A strike deadline remains in effect for Hard Rock casino for July 3.

Seven retail casinos in Atlantic City were slated to be affected by a strike retail casino workers authorized on June 15. The union represents housekeepers, bartenders, cocktail servers, cooks, bellhops, door attendants, and other service workers in Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

On Sunday, workers could still strike against the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. On May 31, the employment contracts of all Atlantic city retail casinos expired. Bally’s Atlantic Casino and Ocean Casino Resort have an agreement in place with the union. Workers at Borgata, Caesar's, Golden Nugget Atlantic, Hardrock, Harrahs, Resorts Casino Hotel, and Tropicana worked without contracts. Golden Nggress and Resort are listed by Local 54 as "at risk of dispute".

Retail casino workers reached a tentative agreement today.

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Retail Casino Workers at Borgata and Caesars, Tropicana, and Harrah's casinos reached a tentative agreement with their companies. Hard Rock casino workers are on strike until July 3.

Local 54 reposted a Facebook post from Local 26.

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