June 23, 2022 1:33 AM
City Council passed a resolution in support of casino workers in their quest for a fair wage, and to “urge casino employers to raise wages and staffing and negotiate in good faith to avert a strike.”
The resolution passed unanimously at council’s Wednesday night meeting.
The threat of a strike is happening as the city prepares to host the national NAACP convention July 14 to 21.
Councilman Kaleem Shabazz also will hold a news conference in support of casino workers and their union, Unite Here Local 54, at 11 a.m. Thursday in the lobby of City Hall. “Our hope is there doesn’t have to be a strike,” said Shabazz. “Workers need to make livable wages.”