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7/18/2017

article Surveillance techs at Las Vegas casinos cannot join non-guard unions - D.C. Circuit
(Las Vegas) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed National Labor Relations Board rulings that had allowed surveillance technicians at Las Vegas casino resorts...

7/17/2017

article Strike over at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- On Friday afternoon, unionized valet employees of the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island went on strike. Employees of the casino have been...

7/16/2017

article Strike over for valet employees at Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Employees at Twin River Casino who were on strike were back on the job Sunday. According to Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle, the valet union...

7/15/2017

article Union parking valets at Twin River Casino officially begin strike
(Rhode Island) -- Union parking valets at the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island have officially gone on strike after failing to reach an agreement with casino management.
article Valets on strike at Rhode Island casino
(Rhode Island) -- Valet and parking attendants at Rhode Island's Twin River casino are on strike over stalled contract negotiations. Some 40 employees affiliated...

7/14/2017

article Union parking valets at Twin River Casino threaten strike
(Rhode Island) -- Unionized parking valets at Twin River Casino in Lincoln say they will go on strike if they fail to reach an agreement with casino management.

7/3/2017

article Second strike in the works for Twin River Casino
(Rhode Island) -- Just a few weeks after hundreds of food and beverage employees walked out briefly at the Twin River Casino for a strike against the company, valet...

6/7/2017

article Twin River Casino food, beverage workers could strike by Friday
(Rhode Island) -- Leaders of unionized food and beverage workers at Twin River Casino could launch a strike as early as Friday based on a union vote that has authorized...

4/13/2017

article Saipan casino workers protest for payment as FBI cites illegal labor
(Saipan) -- More than 50 construction workers hired for a casino resort on the Pacific island of Saipan staged a street protest on Friday demanding to be paid, after...

4/12/2017

article Dutch unions, works council clash with casino over pension transfer
(Netherlands) -- Unions and employee representatives are at loggerheads with Holland Casino, claiming the company wants to liquidate its pension scheme and transfer...

3/15/2017

article Culinary to begin bargaining talks with Palace Station
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union is expected to begin collective bargaining contract talks soon following a settlement with management of the Palace Station.

2/27/2017

article Pennylvania security officers first Las Vegas Sands employees to sign union contract
(Pennsylvania) -- Security officers at Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, casino last week become the first Sands employees to sign a union contract...
article Sands security guards' union win well-deserved
(Pennsylvania) -- In the 1970s, a co-worker and I led 150 workers at the former ITT plant in Palmer Township to organize a union with the United Auto Workers after six...

2/22/2017

article Sands Casino guards could make union history today
(Pennsylvania) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's 20-year streak in keeping the world's largest casino empire union free is poised to come to an end today by...

2/13/2017

article Petition Calls On Station Casinos For Workers Safety, Health Risks
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union has presented Station Casinos’ management at nine of its Las Vegas casinos with a petition calling on the company to...

12/27/2016

article Most Mandalay Bay security workers in Las Vegas to be represented by union
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has certified a union representation vote for 268 security workers at Mandalay Bay who will be represented by the...

12/15/2016

article Nelson House personal care home workers end strike with 2-year deal
(Manitoba) -- The strike has ended at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home in Nelson House, Man. On Nov. 28 about 30 Manitoba Government Employees Union (MGEU) workers...

12/9/2016

article Cincinnati's newest bargaining unit: Security guards at Jack Casino
(Ohio) -- Contract talks are expected to begin next month for 55 dispatchers and security guards at Jack Casino in Cincinnati after they voted last month to join a union.

12/5/2016

article Local 54 contract leads to reduced profits at Caesars properties
(Atlantic City) -- A contract with Unite Here Local 54, described as among the best in the union’s history, helped contribute to a double-digit drop in profits at...

11/6/2016

article Latina Hotel Workers Harness Force
(Las Vegas) -- She begins her day in black, the natural black before dawn and the requisite black of her uniform: the T-shirt, the pants, the socks, the shoes with slip-...

10/17/2016

article Palace Station employees narrowly defeat Culinary union vote
(Las Vegas) -- A majority of employees at Palace Station narrowly rejected union representation by Culinary Local 226 over the weekend. Union officials say they will...

10/3/2016

article Striking Local 54 workers hold barbecue in front of Taj
(Atlantic City) -- Striking Local 54 workers gathered Saturday afternoon on the beach in front of Trump Taj Mahal for a concert, barbecue and bonfire. The event allowed...

9/30/2016

article Trump Taj Mahal Local 54 strike surpasses 90-day mark
(Atlantic City) -- With rain pouring down, Rich Marin, 56, a cocktail server at the Trump Taj Mahal, and the rest of the members of striking Unite Here Local 54 chanted...

9/9/2016

article Striking Local 54 members travel to D.C. to lobby for bill
(Atlantic City) -- Three bus loads of striking Unite Here Local 54 members traveled to Washington D.C. Thursday to lobby for a bill that supporters say would increase...

9/6/2016

article Majority of Boulder Station employees vote for union representation
(Nevada) -- A majority of employees at Boulder Station has voted for union representation by Culinary Local 226. Station Casinos management acknowledged the results...

9/5/2016

article Without Trump, Taj Mahal workers face their fate
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump doesn’t own the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City anymore. His stake in the casino was wiped out when it declared bankruptcy...

9/2/2016

article NLRB to oversee election for Culinary Local 226 at Boulder Station
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board will oversee a secret-ballot election for Culinary Local 226 union representation at Boulder Station Friday and...
article Local 54 marches outside Trump Plaza, marking nearly two years since closure
(Atlantic City) -- Striking employees from the Trump Taj Mahal are marching in front of the Trump Plaza, the Atlantic Club and the site of the former Sands Casino in...

8/24/2016

article Gary casinos workers ratify 2-year contract
(Indiana) -- Union workers at Majestic Star Casinos in Gary overwhelmingly ratified a new two-year contract that includes annual raises and maintains the health...
article Majestic Star union workers ratify contract
(Indiana) -- Union-represented employees at Majestic Star Casino ratified a new contract last week, replacing one that expired in December. The casino’s 250 Unite...

8/23/2016

article Majestic Star union workers ratify contract
(Indiana) -- Union-represented employees at Majestic Star Casino ratified a new contract last week, replacing one that expired in December. The casino's 250 Unite...

8/19/2016

article Battle on the Boardwalk: Trump Taj Mahal Workers Continue Strike
(New Jersey) -- Bartenders, housekeepers, servers, cooks, and other casino workers at the Trump Taj Mahal have made history with the longest casino strike in Atlantic...

8/17/2016

article Local 54 launches GoFundMe account
(Atlantic City) -- Striking Unite Here Local 54 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort have launched a GoFundMe account to provide financial assistance to...

8/3/2016

article Trump Taj Mahal strike: Longest in Atlantic City casino era
(Atlantic City) -- The strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino is about to become the longest in the 38-year history of Atlantic City's casino era. The walkout by...

8/2/2016

article Taj Mahal strikers rally for proposed unemployment bill
(Atlantic City) -- Striking Atlantic City casino workers have rallied in Trenton in support of a bill that would grant unemployment benefits to workers engaged in...

7/28/2016

article How Local 54 casino strike compares with 2004 Atlantic City walkout
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54’s strike at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is on track to become the longest work stoppage in the history of city’s...

7/23/2016

article Taj Mahal casino strike rallies outside forces
(Atlantic City) -- With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week and no end in sight, Atlantic City’s main casino workers union...

7/20/2016

article Indian Casino's Handbook Illegally Restrictive: NLRB Judge [sub req]
(California) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Monday that an Indian casino in Pauma Valley, California, maintained illegal employee handbook rules related...
article Local 54 rejects Icahn's offer as expected
(Atlantic City) -- Taj Mahal Casino Resort’s contract ultimatum to Unite-Here Local 54 came and went Monday with little movement from either side as the impasse...
article Pickets, but no deal, on tap in Atlantic City casino strike
(Atlantic City) -- With a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino about to enter its fourth week with no end in sight, Atlantic City's main casino workers union...

7/16/2016

article Strike wears on Taj Mahal casino workers as Icahn deadline nears
(Atlantic City) -- For more than two weeks, the late-night silence in front of Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort has been interrupted by the sounds of drums and chants for a...

7/15/2016

article Local 54 votes to ratify Tropicana contract
(Atlantic City) -- UNITE HERE Local 54 employees at Tropicana Atlantic City voted Thursday to ratify a new contract with the resort.

7/14/2016

article Nishnawbe Aski Police union applies for conciliation in contract dispute
(Ontario) -- The union representing Nishnawbe Aski Police Service staff has applied for conciliation in an ongoing contact dispute with the police force.

7/13/2016

article Striking casino workers take protest to Icahn, Trump
(New York) -- Striking Atlantic City casino workers are taking their protest to the New York City doorstep of the man who bought Trump Taj Mahal casino. Local 54 of the...
article Taj ultimatum: Take casino health deal by Monday or its gone
(Atlantic City) -- – A strike against Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino grew more contentious Wednesday as strikers rallied outside the New York offices...

7/12/2016

article Local 54 approves deal with three casinos
(Atlantic City) -- UNITE HERE Local 54 members at Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort voted Monday night to ratify new contracts...

7/10/2016

article No new talks scheduled in Local 54 strike
(Atlantic City) -- No new talks are scheduled between UNITE-HERE Local 54 and the representatives of the Taj Mahal, union officials said Sunday.
article Striking Taj Mahal workers dig in for week two in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- On the morning of Friday, July 8 at approximately 6am, about 900 Local 54 UNITE HERE hospitality workers from the Trump Taj Mahal entered week two of...

7/5/2016

article No new talks scheduled in Trump Taj Mahal strike
(Atlantic City) -- No new contracts talks are scheduled between UNITE-HERE Local 54 and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort officials, according to union representatives....

7/4/2016

article Gamblers cross casino picket lines to union workers' jeers
(Atlantic City) -- Striking Atlantic City casino workers are using the Fourth of July holiday to highlight their struggle against billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the...
article Strike at Icahn's Trump Taj Mahal extends to July 4
(Atlantic City) -- Workers upset over cuts to health and other benefits at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino extended their strike into the Fourth of July...

7/3/2016

article Atlantic City Casino Workers’ Bargaining Is Going Down to the Wire, and a Strike Is Still Possible
(Atlantic City) -- Just as the casinos of Atlantic City gear up for a desperately needed big influx of gamblers over the long Fourth of July weekend, thousands of casino...
article Day 3 of Taj Mahal casino strike and no talks scheduled
(Atlantic City) -- The strike against Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino enters its third day without any talks scheduled to try to resolve it.
article Day 3 of Taj Mahal casino strike: Still no talks scheduled
(Atlantic City) -- Just after midnight on a typical Sunday, John McLaughlin would be preparing for a shift bartending at a lounge at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal...
article Trump Taj Mahal Casino Workers Strike Enters Day 3
(Atlantic City) -- UNITE HERE Local 54 union members employed at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal entered Day 3 of their strike against the casino management’...
article Trump Taj Mahal workers on strike: How has the labor movement evolved
(Atlantic City) -- Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel in Atlantic City went on strike early Friday morning after the casino workers' union, Unite Here,...
article Whistles blow and drums bang for day three of Taj Mahal strike
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s busiest weekend of the year looks to be problematic for the Trump Taj Mahal as Sunday marks day three for approximately 1,000...

7/2/2016

article Strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino raises questions about its future
(Atlantic City) -- A strike against Atlantic City’s most vulnerable casino on the biggest moneymaking weekend of the year raised fresh questions about the future...
article Strikers picket outside N.J. casino
(Atlantic City) -- Striking union members chanted, banged drums and blew whistles as part of a raucous picket line outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino Friday amid a...
article Taj Mahal strike enters 2nd day over health care, pensions
(Atlantic City) -- A top manager for billionaire Carl Icahn says Atlantic City's main casino workers' union appears "hell-bent" on trying to shut down...
article The Latest: Casino: Union actions detrimental for Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The Latest on Atlantic City’s main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Trump...
article Union Goes On Strike Against Trump Taj Mahal Casino
(Atlantic City) -- A strike against Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino entered its second day Saturday with both sides appearing confident they could outwait the...

7/1/2016

article The Latest: Managers picking up from striking casino workers
(Atlantic City) -- The Latest on Atlantic City's main casino workers union and its strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino (all times local): 1 p.m. Atlantic City...
article Trump Taj Mahal Casino Workers Strike During July 4 Weekend
(Atlantic City) -- About a thousand workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, NJ went on strike Friday morning ahead of the busy July 4 weekend, another...
article Trump Taj Mahal Casino Workers Strike in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino and hotel in Atlantic City walked off the job early Friday morning and took to picket lines after contract...
press release UNITE HERE Local 54 Taj Mahal Strike Hurts Own
(Atlantic City) -- Recently Icahn EnterpriSES LP (“IEP”) rescued the failing bankrupt Taj Mahal CASino Hotel and has kept it open thereby saving the jobs of...
article Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- It's going to be a rough start to the holiday weekend for the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Close to 1,000 workers at the casino went...
article Atlantic City Strike Adverted at Three of Union’s Five Targeted Casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City strike planned by the UNITE HERE Local 54 hospitality workers union has been averted at three of the five targeted casinos.

6/30/2016

article APNewsBreak: Union to strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Still seething from the cancellation of its members' health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, Atlantic City's main casino...
article AP: Union has deal with 4th Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's main casino workers union reached agreement Thursday with four of the five casinos it had been targeting for a strike this weekend.
article Local 54 reaches deal with three casinos ahead of possible strike
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s main casino workers union struck a deal Thursday with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment, avoiding a strike at those...

6/29/2016

article Strike by casino workers looms in crisis-weary Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- It's been a rough two years for Atlantic City. This seaside gambling resort has seen a third of its casinos vanish; come close to bankruptcy; and...

6/28/2016

article Atlantic City casino strike "likely," Local 54 says
(Atlantic City) -- A strike at one or more casinos is “likely” Friday, the city’s casino workers union president said Tuesday, as negotiations with...
article Atlantic City Inches Closer To Casino Workers Strike
(Atlantic City) -- Now roughly 6,000 casino workers who handle everything from preparing food to cleaning rooms could go on strike unless concessions are made by the...
article Union leader reaffirms strike threat at five of Atlantic City's eight casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The leader of a union local that represents nearly 6,000 Atlantic City casino workers said Tuesday that a strike is likely later this week unless the...
article Union: Strike likely soon at AC casino
(Atlantic City) -- The head of Atlantic City’s main casino workers union said Tuesday that a strike is likely against at least one of five casinos this week. Bob...

6/27/2016

article Atlantic City casinos under threat from union strike
(Atlantic City) -- Five of Atlantic City’s eight casinos are in fear of operational havoc if union Unite-HERE ‘Local 54’ forces a worker strike on 1...
article Will union or casinos fare worse in an Atlantic City strike?
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's main casino workers union is threatening to go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 unless a new...

6/24/2016

article Local 54 sets negotiation dates with 5 Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- The city’s casino-workers union, threatening to strike July 1 at five city resorts, has contract negotiations with casino management scheduled...

6/18/2016

article Employees of four Atlantic City casinos vote for strike action
(Atlantic City) -- Workers at four Atlantic City casinos have voted to go on strike, should they fail to receive what they consider to a fair contract before 1 July....

6/17/2016

article Union authorizes July strike against 5 Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casino workers say they'll go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 if a contract isn't reached...
article Local 54 overwhelmingly votes in favor of a strike
(Atlantic City) -- A strike will be called at five city casinos if negotiations don’t yield a new labor contract by July 1, the president of the casino-workers...

6/16/2016

article Atlantic City's casinos workers are preparing themselves for a possible strike against most of the city's gambling halls
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos workers are preparing themselves for a possible strike against most of the city's gambling halls that would hit just...
article Union authorizes July strike against 5 Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casino workers say they'll go on strike against five of the city's eight casinos on July 1 if a contract isn't reached...
article Union voting on Atlantic City casino strike authorization
(Atlantic City) -- Workers at many of Atlantic City's casinos are preparing themselves for a possible strike later this summer against most of the city's...
article Workers at four Atlantic City casinos vote on strike authorization
(Atlantic City) -- Workers at four casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey's gambling hub, turned out to vote on Thursday on whether to authorize a strike if they are...

5/20/2016

article Ameristar Casino lawsuit: Union harassing customers at their homes, businesses over boycott
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s Ameristar Casino and a group of the casino’s patrons have sued a local union, claiming the labor group has gone too far in its dispute...

5/17/2016

article Las Vegas Culinary Union 226 Implies Jim Crow Laws Being Used in Red Rock and Station Casinos Dispute
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Culinary Union Local 226 says the actions of the Clark County District Attorney’s office in relation to the distribution of flyers by two...

5/15/2016

article Red Rock Resort trespassing citation leads to First Amendment battle
(Las Vegas) -- What started with a simple trespassing citation at Red Rock Resort has evolved over the past six months into a major constitutional fight that reached the...

5/13/2016

press release UNITE HERE's Culinary Union calls for worker retention as the Palms Casino is sold by its private-equity owners to Station Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union calls on TPG and Leonard Green Partners to ensure employee retention is a condition of the sale of the Palms CASino Resort to Red Rock...

5/11/2016

article Valets hold rally outside Hard Rock hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Workers held a rally outside the Hard Rock hotel-casino Wednesday. The valets in Las Vegas came together to support the Hard Rock valets who they said...

5/7/2016

article The Latest: Union workers protest outside Tropicana casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Latest on a protest by casino workers at the Tropicana (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Casino workers in Atlantic City have protested outside the...

5/6/2016

article Hundreds of union supporters picket Tropicana Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Several hundred union supporters picketed Tropicana Atlantic City Friday night. UNITE-HERE Local 54, which represents about 9,600 hospitality workers...
article Union workers protest outside Tropicana casino
(Atlantic City) -- Casino workers in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are protesting outside the Tropicana. Workers from all eight of the city's casinos have seen their...

5/4/2016

article Casino, Union Employees Reach New Agreement
(Delaware) -- The six-month contract dispute between the Casino at Ocean Downs and almost 100 union employees has finally come to an end. After several recent weeks of...

5/2/2016

article Local 54 to kick off bargaining season with critical Tropicana talks
(Atlantic City) -- It’s bargaining season in Atlantic City. The city’s largest casino-workers union is scheduled to head to the negotiating table Tuesday...

4/18/2016

article Casino union remains financially stable amid A.C. cash crisis
(Atlantic City) -- The road has ended, and at City Hall, officials are looking down at the can they’ve been kicking for years. Not so, though, a few blocks down...

4/4/2016

article Unions certified to represent workers at Trump International Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union said today that a federal labor official has certified it and the local Bartenders Union as the legal collective bargaining...

4/2/2016

article Casino workers union endorses Bernie Sanders for president
(Atlantic City) -- UNITE HERE Local 54, the union that represents casino workers in Atlantic City, has endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president of the...

4/1/2016

article Union fights sale of Ameristar Casino property
(Indiana) -- The labor union that represents some Ameristar Casino workers is continuing to contest Pinnacle Entertainment’s planned sale and leaseback of its East...

3/31/2016

article I Saw Firsthand How Right-to-Work Laws Hurt
(Florida) -- I saw it firsthand: When people don’t need to pay to get union benefits, they don’t pay. And then the union loses its power to win those...

3/30/2016

article Undercover as a Casino Owner, I Saw How Right-to-Work Laws Hurt
(USA) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February, along with a box of documents found in a Colorado meth house five years ago, made for a bad week...

3/25/2016

article NLRB allegations target Ameristar Casino
(Illinois) -- The National Labor Relation Board's Chicago Regional Office has issued a federal complaint against Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, alleging more than...

3/24/2016

article Union Rejects Casino’s Final Offer, May Seek Federal Mediator’s Help
(Maryland) -- Union officials representing out of contract workers at Ocean Down’s casino say they have overwhelmingly voted down what the casino is calling their...

3/23/2016

article Icahn: I offered health plan to Local 54
(Atlantic City) -- Incensed over benefit cuts, the city’s casino-workers union picketed outside Trump Taj Mahal Wednesday, reanimating a labor dispute that could...
article Casino Workers Protest Icahn as Takeover Plot Thickens
(Atlantic City) -- Casino workers from Atlantic City’s largest union marched outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino Wednesday to protest owner Carl Icahn’s...

3/18/2016

article Culinary Union leads protest at Palms to promote its cause
(Las Vegas) -- Hundreds of Culinary Union workers lined up on Flamingo Road in front of the Palms Friday evening to demand a “fair process” to unionizing at...

3/12/2016

article Pickets at Ocean Downs for Higher Pay
(Delaware) -- Pickets showed up at Ocean Downs last night as employees demanded higher pay. Unite Here Local 7 noted that ever since the casino opened five years ago...

3/1/2016

press release UNITE HERE Claims GLPI’s Proposed Acquisition of Two Pinnacle Casinos Violates Indiana Law
(Indiana) -- Today attorneys for UNITE HERE filed a petition for administrative review of an order enabling Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) to sell two Indiana casinos to...

2/29/2016

article Labor union seeks review that could block $4.75 billion merger
(Las Vegas) -- A national labor union is seeking an administrative review that could block casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment’s $4.75 billion merger with real...

2/24/2016

press release UNITE HERE Releases Second Report on REITs in Gaming
(Missouri) -- In the second in a series of reports about real estate investment trusts in the gaming industry, UNITE HERE released today: House Divided: REIT Dividends...

2/22/2016

article 585 employees at IP Casino join union
(Mississippi) -- Through a union card check, employees in three departments at IP Casino Resort said they want to join the Unite Here union. David Strow, spokesman for...
article Union plans contract talk with Trump Las Vegas during Donald Trump rally
(Las Vegas) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump may find a few unwanted observers Monday when he holds a campaign rally at South Point. Culinary Local...

2/21/2016

article Labor Board Sides With Trump Hotel Workers In Union Battle
(Las Vegas) -- Just days before Nevada’s Republican presidential caucus, a federal labor official weighed in on the ongoing dispute between Donald Trump’s...

2/16/2016

article Another Culinary stunt backfires; will union ever learn?
(Las Vegas) -- It's high time to ignore the Culinary Union. Once again, union officials duped us over another stunt stemming from the labor organization's...

2/13/2016

article Culinary 226 members protest outside Palace Station
(Las Vegas) -- Several hundred Culinary 226 members demonstrated Friday night in front of the Palace Station in protest of what the union calls unfair treatment of...

1/28/2016

article Union, Sanders Camp Resolve Vegas Casino Dining Space Flap
(Las Vegas) -- Officials with a powerful Las Vegas union say they've resolved a flap over Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign staffers...

1/21/2016

article Trump Casino Can Break Union Contract
(Atlantic City) -- The Third Circuit ruled that Trump Entertainment, owner of Atlantic City's bankrupt Taj Mahal casino, can break its deal with a union on its way...

1/20/2016

press release UNITE HERE Raises Issues about the Red Rock Resorts IPO Related to Slow Growth, a $460 Million Insider Deal, Unequal Tax Receivable Agreement, and Regulatory Problems of a Significant Current Owner
(Las Vegas) -- UNITE HERE Gaming Research informs potential investors about several issues concerning the Red Rock Resorts IPO. It will fund a substantial cash payout to...

1/16/2016

article Trump Taj Mahal Owner Icahn Wins Fight with Casino Union
(Atlantic City) -- A federal appeals court in Philadelphia Friday upheld a decision that allowed the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J., to escape its union...

1/15/2016

article Court allows Trump casino to break pact with unions
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, may break its agreement with union workers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday...
article Court: Taj Mahal Casino Rightly Ended Worker Benefits
(Atlantic City) -- An appeals court ruled Friday that Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino was within its rights to end health insurance and pension benefits to...

1/11/2016

article Union vote delayed for Tunica casino worker amid pressure charges
(Mississippi) -- Dealers at the MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica County won’t be voting on unionization just yet, due to charges that federal law was broken by MGM...

1/9/2016

article Union vote delayed at Tunica casino
(Mississippi) -- A vote on unionization by dealers at the MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica County has been put off amid charges that MGM Resorts International broke...

1/6/2016

article River Rock Casino employees vote to join BCGEU
(British Columbia) -- The workers voted 96 per cent in favour of joining the union. The new certification — to be issued by the Labour Relations Board — will...

12/30/2015

article Gold Strike dealers to vote on union
(Mississippi) -- Table games dealers at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica County are scheduled to vote Jan. 9 on whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers...
article OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway picketer run down
(Ontario) -- The wife of an OLG slots worker struck by a car while he was picketing Wednesday says she hopes police charge the woman who was driving. The 43-year-old man...

12/27/2015

article No holiday on picket line for OLG Slots workers
(Ontario) -- Outside of OLG Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots facility in South Ottawa, there isn’t much holiday cheer. In fact, the mood along the picket line on...

12/21/2015

article Locked out OLG workers miss pay raise
(Ontario) -- Locked-out union members at Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots are upset they're not included in OLG's most recent pay increase. One hundred and twenty-...

12/17/2015

article Trump’s Vegas Hotel Refuses To Recognize Its Workers’ Union
(Las Vegas) -- Just 24 hours before billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump took the stage for the fifth GOP debate, the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas launched a...

12/16/2015

article Locked-out workers bet Rideau Carleton Slots managers will be stretched thin
(Ontario) -- Day One of the lockout at Rideau Carleton Raceway OLG Slots began quietly, with several dozen pickets walking slowly on Albion Road, and Thérèse Lauzon...

12/14/2015

article Detroit casino workers ratify new contract
(Detroit) -- Ratification of a five-year contract with Detroit's three casinos brings an end to a tough round of contract talks that began in August.
article Metro Detroit casino workers OK contracts
(Detroit) -- Workers at Detroit’s casinos Sunday ratified labor contracts that include a $4,250 signing bonus and hourly wage increases of 2 percent and 3 percent...
article Union workers at Detroit's 3 casinos ratify contract deal
(Detroit) -- Union members at Detroit's three casinos have ratified a 5-year contract agreement covering about 6,000 workers. The Detroit Casino Council, a...

12/8/2015

article Trump International employees vote to join Culinary Union
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at the Trump International Hotel have voted in favor of unionizing, a major Las Vegas union announced today. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226...

12/7/2015

article Detroit’s three casinos and Union reach deal
(Detroit) -- A labor deal between Detroit, Michigan‘s three casinos and the Detroit Casino Council was reached late on Sunday. Approximately 7,000 workers will be...
article Proposed casino contract includes $4,250 signing bonus
(Detroit) -- If ratified, an agreement for a new contract between the Detroit Casino Council and Detroit's three casinos would replace a contract that expired on Oct...
article Unions for Detroit casino workers reach tentative deal
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Casino Council reached a tentative deal late Sunday with the city’s three casinos for a new contract covering around 6,000 workers. Marc...
article Unions for workers at Detroit casinos reach tentative deal
(Detroit) -- Unions representing workers at Detroit's three casinos have reached a tentative contract agreement that would cover about 7,000 workers. The Detroit...

12/3/2015

article The Cosmopolitan casino-resort agrees to union contract
(Las Vegas) -- Five years after workers first sought union representation and two years after angry labor protests led to arrests, the Culinary Union has brokered a deal...

12/2/2015

article The Cosmopolitan agrees to 4-year union contract
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan and a major Las Vegas union announced today that they have concluded negotiating a contract that will cover about 2,000 employees at the...

11/24/2015

article Sault Tribe pushes for passage of Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Michigan) -- The leader of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is calling on President Barack Obama to support the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act even though...

11/23/2015

article Progress made between labor unions and Detroit casinos
(Detroit) -- Over the past week significant progress has been made towards replacing a labor contract that expired on October 16 with a new deal, according to members of...

11/21/2015

article Detroit Casinos and Labor Unions Closer to New Deal
(Detroit) -- Representatives for Detroit’s three casinos and members of the Detroit Casino Council said that a significant progress has been made over the past...

11/20/2015

article Culinary continues to target Deutsche Bank’s ties to Station
(Nevada) -- The Culinary Union today sought to escalate its latest campaign to pressure Station Casinos by holding a rally in favor of “clean gaming” aimed...

11/19/2015

article Congressman supports Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
(Washington D.C.) -- In a move that could end an ongoing battle between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and federal regulators, lawmakers are pushing to ensure tribes...

11/18/2015

article Congressman Tom McClintock Addresses the House Floor on H.R. 511 - Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (Video)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 511 the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act:

11/17/2015

article House bills would allow Native American tribes to set their own labor rules
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes could have more autonomy in setting their own labor rules under legislation passed by the House. The House voted 249-177 on...
article Tribal sovereignty act passes
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Congress passed the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 (249-177 with 24 Democrats joining a majority of Republicans), which rolls back...

11/14/2015

article Pinnacle Casino Sale Challenged by Union at Indiana Hearing
(Indiana) -- Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.’s proposed sale of its casinos to Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. is being opposed by a union that will ask the...

11/12/2015

article Detroit Casino Council rejects offer from casinos
(Detroit) -- A group of labor unions rejected the latest economic proposal in contract negotiations Wednesday from Detroit's three casinos as labor talks that began...
article Detroit casinos, labor at impasse on health care
(Detroit) -- Negotiations between Detroit’s three casinos and the Detroit Casino Council, the umbrella organization for four employee unions, are stalled over...

11/10/2015

press release Why Didn’t Station Casinos Disclose that an Affiliate of its Large Shareholder is a Felon? asks Culinary Union
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based Culinary Workers Union announced today that it has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require full disclosure of...

11/9/2015

article Scuffle Between Nevada Casino Company and Union Pulls In Deutsche Bank
(New York) -- The long-running fight between culinary workers and a casino owner in Las Vegas is about to go another round. And the workers are hoping the regulatory...

11/3/2015

article Strike authorized by 6,000 casino workers in Detroit
(Detroit) -- Detroit's nearly 6,000 casino workers authorized union leaders to call a strike if necessary in what has been a difficult and complex round of contract...

11/2/2015

article Detroit Casino Workers Vote To Go On Strike
(Detroit) -- The three Detroit casinos — MotorCity, Greektown and MGM Grand — could be rolling snake eyes after thousands of workers voted on Monday night to...

10/19/2015

article Sands Casino Bethlehem guards vote to unionize
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino security guards in Bethlehem Friday took another step in their years-long battle to become the first union employees in Las Vegas Sands...

10/16/2015

article Union-funded ads about Atlantic City, but issue is pensions
(Atlantic City) -- Voters in New Jersey's two competitive legislative races have been bombarded with television ads about the plight of Atlantic City casinos, but...

10/12/2015

article Brantford casino workers to vote on tentative agreement after three week lockout
(Ontario) -- A tentative agreement has been reached at two Ontario racetracks and a casino where workers have been locked out for three weeks. Unionized workers at...

10/11/2015

article Sudbury, other casino workers reach deal with OLG
(Ontario) -- After enduring a three-week lockout, casino workers at Sudbury, Brantford and Woodbine have reached a tentative deal with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

10/10/2015

article Sands Casino guards join new force in attempt to unionize
(Pennsylvania) -- The four-year fight by Sands Casino security guards trying to become the first union in the Las Vegas Sands Corp. global empire may likely take several...
article Tentative deal reached in Casino Brantford lockout
(Ontario) -- After enduring a three-week lockout, casino workers at Brantford, Woodbine and Sudbury have reached a tentative deal with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp....

10/5/2015

article Federal Mediator Says Steelworkers, Mardi Gras Casino Reach Tentative Agreement
(West Virginia) -- A federal mediator said the United Steelworkers and Mardi Gras Casino administrators have reached a tentative agreement in a dispute over health care...

10/3/2015

article Locked out casino workers appeal to Premier Wynne
(Ontario) -- Locked out casino workers are appealing to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to step into a dispute that is entering its third week, with an escalating number...
article Mardi Gras workers vote again to strike; federal mediation scheduled
(West Virginia) -- For the second time in a week union workers at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro have voted to go out on strike but a deadline has been extended...

9/28/2015

article Casino vice president says possible strike would ‘boggle the mind’
(West Virginia) -- The vice president of Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro says he’s confident an agreement can be reached with the United Steelworkers Union...
article Hundreds of Mardi Gras Casino employees vote “yes” to strike
(West Virginia) -- What was just a threat has turned into a vote to strike for nearly 200 employees at the Mardi Gras Casino in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.

9/27/2015

article Union workers at Kanawha County casino vote to authorize strike
(West Virginia) -- More than 300 union workers at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Kanawha County have voted to authorize a strike, union officials said Saturday.
article Union workers reject Mardi Gras Casino and Resort's insurance offer, vote to authorize strike
(West Virginia) -- The United Steelworkers says union workers have rejected Mardi Gras Casino and Resort's insurance offer and authorized a strike.

9/26/2015

article Hundreds Of Mardi Gras Casino Employees Vote To Strike
(West Virginia) -- Hundreds of workers at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort have voted to go on strike. A spokesperson for the United Steelworkers Union says they rejected...
article Sun International PE staff protest 'delayed' salary increase
(South Africa) -- Sun International employees at The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino in Port Elizabeth on Friday marched in protest over a wage increase they say should have...

9/24/2015

article Locked out Brantford casino worker hurt on picket line
(Ontario) -- A locked out unionized worker at the Brantford casino was injured and taken to hospital after colliding with a vehicle passing the picket line just after...

9/20/2015

article Local 54 still a force in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Four years after its last citywide bargaining session, UNITE-HERE Local 54 is preparing to return to the bargaining table, this time as a far smaller...
article OLG modernization at heart of labour dispute: union
(Ontario) -- A plan to build privately run casinos in Sudbury, Brampton and Woodbine is at the heart of a labour dispute, says the union representing 72 locked out...
article Staff at the Brantford casino are walking a picket line
(Ontario) -- Workers at the casino in Brantford are asking gamers not to enter the building in solidarity. This comes after 1500 employees from three casinos in Ontario...

9/19/2015

article Brantford casino workers are walking a picket line
(Ontario) -- Workers at the Brantford Casino are walking a picket line after being locked out by their employer – the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.
article OLG locks out workers in three sites, including Sudbury
(Ontario) -- The first labour disruption since 2008 has hit staff at Sudbury Racetrack Slots, who were locked out Saturday by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. after...

9/15/2015

article Taj Mahal officials question Mazzeo mailings to employees
(Atlantic City) -- Trump Taj Mahal officials say they want answers after a state assemblyman running for re-election signed letters to casino management urging them to...
press release UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union Launches Radio Ad Campaign Calling for Clean Gaming in Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- In a 30-day radio ad campaign launched today and a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is calling on Nevada gaming...

9/14/2015

article Culinary Union Criticizes Palms For Moving 220 Jobs To Third Party Firm
(Las Vegas) -- Sodexo, a food service company, will take over some of the food and beverage outlets at the Palms resort, a move a Las Vegas union says threatens hundreds...
press release UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union Launches Radio Ad Campaign Calling for Clean Gaming in Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- In a 30-day radio ad campaign launched today and a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is calling on Nevada gaming...

9/7/2015

article Local 54 urges Taj Mahal and Tropicana boycotts
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54 in Atlantic City is asking visitors to boycott Tropicana and Trump Taj Mahal properties during Labor Day weekend.
article Workers at troubled Atlantic City casinos put complaints in lights
(Atlantic City) -- Union workers at two of the resort city's troubled casinos held neon signs along the beach Labor Day weekend urging a boycott amid a fight over...

9/3/2015

press release UNITE HERE Calls on Nevada Gaming Regulators to Investigate Deutsche Bank’s Suitability to Own Nevada Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Today members of the UNITE HERE’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 attended the Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting and called on the state’s...

9/1/2015

article AFL-CIO Calls for Boycott of Icahn Casinos in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey AFL-CIO has called for a boycott of Carl Icahn-owned casinos in Atlantic City in support of the city’s main casino workers union...

8/27/2015

article AFL-CIO urges boycott of Icahn casinos in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A major labor union on Thursday urged fellow union members to boycott Atlantic City casinos that are owned or about to be owned by billionaire Carl...
article Judge blocks union from beaming messages onto Icahn casinos
(Atlantic City) -- A New Jersey judge on Thursday banned an Atlantic City union from using a light projector to beam critical messages onto the exterior walls of casinos...
article State Audit: lottery delis may violate Constitutional ban on casinos
(Oregon) -- Many lottery-oriented cafes are violating the Oregon Constitutional ban on nontribal casinos as interpreted by the Oregon State Lottery, according to a new...

8/24/2015

article Casino union prepares for strike against Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Casino workers are preparing for a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, demanding the restoration of health insurance benefits and...
article Local 54 readies ‘the Rat,' marching drums for possible Taj strike
(Atlantic City) -- What are the essentials for Trump Taj Mahal workers considering a strike? They include marching band drums, “The Rat,” water coolers and...
article Union ramps up strike threat against Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's main casino workers union is ramping up its threat of a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE...
article With strike possible, Taj Mahal casino union begins preparations
(Atlantic City) -- The union representing more than 900 uniformed hospitality workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City will begin preparations Tuesday for...

8/7/2015

article You Can Bet on These Racetrack Workers To Fight for a Raise From Their Billionaire Boss
(Maryland) -- Boosters of the Maryland horse racing industry cheered earlier this year when Baltimore’s annual Preakness Stakes attracted a record-breaking crowd of more...

7/29/2015

article Union says new Rhythm City Casino not being built by local workers
(Iowa) -- Outside the current Rhythm City Casino, two local union workers say they’re being left out of building the new facility near I-80 and I-74. They feel out...

7/28/2015

article Trump Taj Mahal lines up replacement workers as strike looms, report says
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal has a plan in place if 1,000 unionized employees proceed with a threatened strike. The troubled Atlantic City hotel-casino will be...
article Union Workers at Taj Mahal Could be Headed for Strike
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino union Local 54 have voted to authorize a strike against the Trump Taj Mahal should the union lose its case to restore health...

7/27/2015

article Trump Entertainment Resorts braces for potential Taj strike
(Atlantic City) -- A staffing firm will provide replacement workers "for several hundred jobs” at Trump Taj Mahal if unionized employees strike at the bankrupt property...

7/24/2015

article Union pickets Rhythm City Casino over jobs
(Iowa) -- Members of a Quad-City labor union are picketing Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, saying local money for the new land-based casino should equal local jobs....

7/22/2015

article Judge rules for A.C. Local 54 in boycott dispute
(Atlantic City) -- UNITE-HERE Local 54 in Atlantic City did not violate federal bankruptcy law by discouraging Trump Taj Mahal's events clients from patronizing the...
article Judge: Casino workers' union didn't violate bankruptcy law
(Atlantic City) -- A judge says Atlantic City's main casino workers' union didn't violate federal bankruptcy law by discouraging Trump Taj Mahal's events...

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