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Casino employees reject unionization in Atlantic City

A surprise vote against unionization came from the dealers at the Trump Marina Hotel Casino yesterday.

Casino employees reject unionization in Atlantic CityThe 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.


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