Editorial: Big pay increase right goal for casino union

Editorial: Big pay increase right goal for casino union

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  • The Press of Atlantic City,
June 13, 2022 7:53 PM
  • The Press of Atlantic City,

    This is a good time for union casino workers to be negotiating for a new multi-year contract. Their case for needing higher pay and for the ability of Atlantic City’s nine casinos to provide it hasn’t looked this strong for many years.

    Local 54 of the Unite Here union is by far the largest representative of city casino workers, and the region’s largest representative of private sector workers. Its contract with the city’s nine casinos expired on June 1.

    With talks ongoing but not much progress, Local 54 immediately began an informational picket (and not interfering with foot traffic) outside Tropicana Atlantic City. The union is seeking its first pacesetting contracts there and at the two other casino hotels in the city owned by Caesars Entertainment, as well as at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, owned by MGM Resorts International.