Casino employees reject unionization in Atlantic
A surprise vote against unionization came from
the dealers at the Trump Marina Hotel Casino yesterday.
dealers at the casino voted 183-175 against joining the United
Auto Workers (UAW) to represent their interests, after initially
gathering a strong support for joining the UAW.
UAW officials yesterday filed several charges
with the labor board in Philadelphia alleging intimidation
tactics by Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. during the two weeks
leading to the election, claiming that casino employees received
a "Vote No" attachment to their paychecks, removal of
informational materials in support of the Union from the
casino's property, and management surveillance of dealers which
would vote for the unionization. A Trump Entertainment called
those allegations truly absurd and absolutely false, and on
their side challenge the outcome of the election at Trump Plaza
due to influence from politicians prior to the March vote.
The United Auto Workers claim that they may
have lost the battle, but they are winning the war, and vowed to
continue in their efforts to unionize the dealers in all 11
casinos in Atlantic City. The dealers at the Hilton Atlantic
City Casino are scheduled to vote on the issue on May 26th, and
dealers at Bally's Casino on June 2nd. So far, workers at five
Atlantic City casinos have either voted to join the union or
asked for an election to determine whether to do so.