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Labor & Unions
article In the small print, Cuomo's casino bill provides gifts to labor unions: Commentary
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that his proposal to allow up to three casinos in upstate New York will "create thousands of new jobs where they are needed...
article Culinary supporters picket on Strip in effort to shame Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- A sea of red-shirted picketers collectively looked up from Las Vegas Boulevard and shook their fingers at the Cosmopolitan. "Shame on you!" they...
article Picketers plan to block Strip in front of Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of Culinary Union members plan to picket outside the Cosmopolitan tonight, blocking two lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard.
article Union pickets Cosmopolitan in Vegas for third time
(Las Vegas) -- Sin City’s largest union picketed the Las Vegas Strip for the third time this year on Friday. Culinary Union leaders say they’ve stalled on...
article Union election victory is burned by "you're toast" comment by third party with apparent authority
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has unanimously set aside a union’s representation election victory because of threats by a former employee who,...
article Culinary plans demonstration to draw attention to labor issues
(Las Vegas) -- Local union leaders are stepping up efforts to keep ongoing contract talks in the public eye after labor agreements covering more than 40,000 Las Vegas...
article Culinary plans yet another picket outside Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union is taking another crack at the Cosmopolitan. A major demonstration has been slated for June 14, when hundreds of members plan to picket...
press release Las Vegas: Casino workers union launches website updating travel industry on labor relations in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has launched www.VegasTravelAlert.org, a website intended as a service for meeting & convention planners &...
article New Website Updates Meetings Industry on Labor Relations in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In any industry, labor disputes can dramatically impact — and often impede — business operations. In the meetings industry, however, they can...
article Union warns labor disputes could affect what happens in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Contracts covering 44,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas — including the majority of those working on the Strip — expire today, leading the...
article Union website warns Las Vegas visitors of potential strikes
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union has launched a new website to warn travelers about possible labor disputes in Las Vegas. VegasTravelAlert.org allows Las Vegas-bound...
article Casino workers in Toledo vote to unionize
(Ohio) -- Employees at Hollywood Casino Toledo have voted to unionize and could begin negotiating a contract with operator Penn National Gaming Inc. in the next month,...
article Woodbine Slots employees set Monday strike deadline
(Ontario) -- More than 400 Ontario Lottery and Gaming employees are poised to walk off the job at the Woodbine Slots if a deal is not reached by 12:01 p.m. Monday.
article Maryland casino boom a boon to union membership
(Maryland) -- Maryland’s booming casino industry is providing a boost for organized labor in the state, the Baltimore Business Journal reports in this week's...
article Unite Here, Horseshoe Casino nearing labor peace agreement
(Maryland) -- In this week’s BBJ, I wrote about how the expansion of casino gaming in Maryland offers labor unions a huge opportunity to expand their membership...
article Ohio casino workers in Toledo agree to unionize
(Ohio) -- Casino employees in Toledo have voted to unionize, joining two other Ohio casinos that have taken steps to organize.
article Toledo casino workers easily agree to unionize
(Ohio) -- Workers at Hollywood Casino Toledo have voted to unionize and could begin negotiating their first contract within the next month.
article Culinary votes to raise dues in event of strike
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary Workers Local 226 members voted overwhelmingly Monday to raise dues by $25 in the event of a strike this year against Strip and downtown resorts.
article With Strip contracts expiring, Culinary Union votes on increasing strike funds
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union is preparing for the worst. Thousands of its members gathered at Cashman Field on Monday to vote on an increase in dues to plump up the...
article Unions look to casinos for growth opportunities
(Pennsylvania) -- Union labor dominates the casino workforce in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and is becoming a factor in states adding slots and table games, said Robert...
article Union ties: The fates of Culinary and the Strip are inextricably linked
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a recent afternoon in front of the Cosmopolitan and more than 2,000 picketers from the Culinary Union are yelling. “Cosmopolitan, look...
article Casino Pauma workers vote to unionize
(California) -- Recently about 100 service and maintenance workers of Casino Pauma gathered on non-tribal land at the Pauma Community Center and voted to attempt to...
article Local Unions Notch A Victory At Baltimore’s New Casino
(Maryland) -- Local labor organizations are claiming victory this week after brokering a pair of agreements that will ensure the use of union labor in every aspect of a...
article Security staff at Niagara Falls casinos ratify contract
(Ontario) -- About 200 security personnel at Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort have ratified their first labour contract since being unionized last year...
article Potential Casino Employees Rally For Workers’ Rights
(Maryland) -- Potential workers for Baltimore’s new casino say they’ve already won a victory for workers’ rights—and the Horseshoe Casino doesn...
article National Labor Relations Board, Tribes At Odds Over Unionization on Sovereign Lands
(Michigan) -- Can the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) assert authority over businesses owned and operated by tribal governments? Or should the Board recognize the...
article Pa. casino: Union's NLRB complaints are media ploy
(Pennsylvania) -- A spokesman for the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh says dozens of unfair labor practice charges filed by union organizers are a "common tactic"...
article Casino Aztar employees voted against union
(Indiana) -- Employees at Casino Aztar are finding out that a vote to loosen the grip of their union has failed. Employees voted 43 in favor and 51 against.
article Cases pit Native American sovereignty against NLRB authority
(Michigan) -- Are Native Americans subject to the authority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), or does tribes’ right to self-government come first?
article Native American tribes challenge NLRB jurisdiction
(Michigan) -- The National Labor Relations Board told the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan on Tuesday that the National Labor Relations Act bars its casino from...
article Pauma casino workers aim to unionize
(California) -- About four miles east of Casino Pauma, on nontribal land, nearly 100 of the casino’s workers and their backers gathered Wednesday at a community...
article Sands Casino rolls dice, loses all in NLRB ruling
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled against the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, holding that the casino violated the National Labor...
article Contract negotiations begin at large Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The two biggest unions on the Las Vegas Strip have begun contract negations with two companies that control most of the city's large casinos.
article Ruling: Northern Michigan Casino Must Allow Workers To Strike
(Michigan) -- A Manistee-area tribe is wrong to prohibit its workers from striking, according to a ruling this week of the National Labor Relations Board. At issue is...
article Union protests, pickets gambling site
(Ohio) -- Northfield police Chief Mark Wentz says picketing began this week outside the Hard Rock Rocksino Norhtfield Park site. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that...
article Ruling: Northern Michigan Casino Must Allow Workers To Strike
(Michigan) -- A Manistee-area tribe is wrong to prohibit its workers from striking, according to a ruling this week of the National Labor Relations Board. At issue is...
article NLRB overrules Little River Band of Ottawa Indians concerning labor laws at casino
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians disagrees with a National Labor Relations Board decision maintaining the National Labor Relations Act trumps the...
article 98 arrested in union protest on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Throngs of workers blocked traffic on the Las Vegas Strip in a demonstration against the Cosmopolitan casino that has ended with the arrest of nearly 100...
article Nearly 100 union backers arrested in protest of Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- They sat in the middle of Las Vegas Boulevard and waited for the cops to throw them in jail. But the nearly 100 members of the Culinary Union Local 226...
article Protest blocks Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Members of Culinary Local 226 blocked traffic on the Strip in front of the Cosmopolitan hotel Wednesday to protest stalled contract negotiations with...
article Culinary threatens to block Strip traffic over Cosmopolitan contract dispute
(Las Vegas) -- First, they picketed. Now, members of the Culinary Union plan to block traffic on Las Vegas Boulevard and let police arrest them.
article Workers picket outside Cosmopolitan over lack of contract
(Las Vegas) -- Lines of workers chanted, carried signs and yelled at people trying to walk into the Cosmopolitan on Friday, protesting the property’s lack of a...
article Maintain wages, benefits, Culinary workers say
(Las Vegas) -- Maintain. That was the overriding theme from three Strip and downtown casino workers as Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 enter into...
article Culinary Union's picketing on the Strip is first in 10 years
(Las Vegas) -- Sin City’s largest, most powerful union began picketing the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday for the first time in a decade. Culinary Union spokeswoman...
article VIDEO: Culinary pickets the Cosmo
(Las Vegas) -- Several hundred members of the Culinary Local 226 took to the picket lines outside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to potest lack of a contract. It was the...
article Jack Duran: Handling labor union relations in Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- "As the Indian tribal industry expands and refines its function and focus, labor relations and labor contract negotiations becomes more...
article Culinary Union to picket on Strip over Cosmopolitan negotiations
(Las Vegas) -- For the first time in a decade, members of the Culinary Union are planning to picket on the Las Vegas Strip, as contract negotiations remain at a...
article ‘Very grave concerns’ for Rocky Gap labor
(West Virginia) -- A local union leader and Delegate Kevin Kelly wonder whether the developers of Rocky Gap’s casino are making good on their promise to use local...
article Security guards sue The Cosmopolitan, claim work without compensation
(Las Vegas) -- A pair of security guards at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have sued the resort for forcing them to work off the clock without compensation.
article Casino workers association petition for labor rights
(Macau) -- The Association for the Promotion of Casino Workers’ Rights yesterday petitioned at the Health Bureau for healthier working conditions, and went to the...
article NJ Resorts, union sign contract, ending long fight
(Atlantic City) -- One of the longest and most bitter labor disputes in Atlantic City is over. Resorts Casino Hotel has signed a contract with the main casino workers...
article Resorts strikes contract deal with 600 union workers
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s largest casino union has reached an agreement for a three-year deal for 600 workers at Resorts Casino Hotel.
article Fired workers hold protest at casino
(Windsor) -- A fired gambling addiction worker held a demonstration in front of Caesars Windsor Thursday to protest her and a fellow former employee’s treatment by...
article UFC Fighters and Casino Workers Share More in Common Than Just Gay Rights
(Las Vegas) -- Two weeks ago, the Marine Corps decided to end its sponsorship of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion company that...
article STUTZ: Labor leader climbed ladder
(Las Vegas) -- Geocanda Arguello-Kline arrived in Miami in 1979 at the age of 24 as a political refugee from Nicaragua looking to escape the war-torn Central American...
article Nevada's thriving hotel, casino union gives the labor movement hope
(Las Vegas) -- The future of the American labor movement may lie just off the Las Vegas Strip, inside a squat building huddled in the shadow of the Stratosphere casino.
article Right-to-work Nevada a rare bright spot for labor
(Las Vegas) -- The future of the American labor movement may lie just off the Las Vegas Strip, inside a building near the Stratosphere casino. That's the home of...
press release Workers continue to organize Station Casinos after National Labor Relations Board rules against company
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at casino-hotels owned by Station Casinos LLC and operated by Fertitta Entertainment LLC continue to pressure the company to let them organize...
article Horseshoe Casino Security Officers Vote to Unionize with SPFPA Despite Managements Union-Busting Tactics
(Ohio) -- On Friday, November 16, 2012 all full-time and regular part-time dispatchers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and casino security officers voted to...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland employees vote to unionize
(Ohio) -- On Aug. 16, an arbiter certified election results allowing employees at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to collectively bargain under the banner of the...
article Union members make presence known at gaming commission
(Indiana) -- Union casino workers were seen but not heard at Thursday's meeting of the Indiana Gaming Commission.
article Local 54 establishes relief center for Atlantic City casino workers hurting from hurricane
(Atlantic City) -- With casinos operating on skeleton crews for the near future, their employees' main union is providing a one stop center for its members to get...
article Twin River union approves a new five-year contract
(Rhode Island) -- The labor union representing workers at the Twin River slot parlor says it has ratified a new five-year contract.
article Union workers at Twin River ratify 5-year contract
(Rhode Island) -- Unionized workers at the Twin River slot parlor in Lincoln have a new five-year contract that will increase their pay by 12 percent over the life of...
article Some Rivers Casino employees might form union
(Illinois) -- A movement to organize workers at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is gaining support from the town’s Mayor Marty Moylan, himself a former union...
article Third collective bargaining agreement signed under tribal law
(Michigan) -- The Little River Casino Resort and the United Steelworkers Union have entered into a collective bargaining agreement covering the Resort’s EVS...
article Protest downtown draws thousands of union workers
(Las Vegas) -- Beverly Hoffrichter’s voice is hoarse. For eight hours Hoffrichter, a cocktail waitress at the D, was picketing outside the property with her fellow...
article Downtown casino to Culinary workers: Union protest Saturday will cut into your tips
(Las Vegas) -- A massive protest slated Saturday in downtown Las Vegas stems, in part, from demands by the Culinary Union for a 15-cent increase to workers' health...
article Station Casinos loss at NLRB not end to dispute with Culinary Union
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union may have won the latest round in its long-running labor battle with Station Casinos, Inc., but the union still has a lot of work to do...
article Culinary plans Saturday protest to coincide with Rediscover Downtown event
(Las Vegas) -- A massive Culinary Union protest expected Saturday on Fremont Street is on course to run headlong into the American Heart Association’s Las Vegas...
article Station loss not end to dispute
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union may have won the latest round in its long-running labor battle with Station Casinos LLC, but the union still has a lot of work to do in...
article COMMENTARY: NLRB Threatens Native Sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time,...
article Casino Organizing Puts Union’s ‘Las Vegas Standard’ to the Test
(Las Vegas) -- Mario Medina managed to wear a union button for two-and-a-half hours before he was fired by his Las Vegas employer, Station Casinos. He’s among a...
article Federal board accuses Casino San Pablo of unfair labor practices
(California) -- The National Labor Relations Board has lodged a complaint against Casino San Pablo, alleging a range of unfair labor practices.
article Ironworkers’ Alcoa picket enters second week
(New York) -- The ironworkers’ picket outside Alcoa’s Massena operations entered its second week Thursday, gaining support from other unions and federal,...
article Labor dispute at San Pablo casino stretches to Windsor
(California) -- The union that represents workers at an East Bay Indian casino is reaching out to residents of Windsor in an attempt to win a protracted labor dispute.
article Trump Plaza to close beach bar for good
(Atlantic City) -- Trump Plaza is shutting down its beach bar permanently, saying it can't compete against non-union beach bars at two other Atlantic City casinos.
article Ohio casino workers want to unionize
(Ohio) -- Workers at a casino in Cleveland have voted to unionize, and four unions working together to represent them are hoping to organize workers at Ohio's other...
article Gaming industry’s demand for manpower remains great
(Macau) -- The number of gaming tables will increase by three percent yearly from 2013 onwards, the Macau Gaming Industry Laborers Association Chairman, Cheng Hong Lok,...
article Cleveland Horseshoe Casino workers vote in favor of joining union
(Ohio) -- Workers at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland have voted to join a union and are ranking the issues they want to negotiate with management.
article Suncoast security officers sue over alleged unpaid time worked
(Las Vegas) -- The Suncoast hotel-casino in Las Vegas has been sued over allegations that security officers weren't paid for all the time they worked.
article Atlantic City Union Sues Over Blocked Ballot Measures
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, N.J.'s largest casino workers' union sued the city on Monday for blocking a public vote on proposed measures that target the...
article United Auto Workers union boasts more positive relationship with Atlantic City casinos
(Atlantic City) -- They bashed each other in dueling billboard campaigns, television commercials and full-page newspaper ads filled with fiery rhetoric.
article Caesars Palace dealers ratify first union contract
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Palace casino dealers have ratified their first collective bargaining deal, giving the Transport Workers Union its second contract on the Las...
article Local 54 demonstrates at Tropicana
(Atlantic City) -- Picketers from Local 54 came together Saturday in front of the Tropicana to protest the casino's refusal to offer union workers new contracts.
article Casino Union Resumes Picketing Outside Tropicana
(Pennsylvania) -- Twenty-one Tropicana Casino employees, who were recently reinstated from a suspension resulting from their involvement in a traffic-blocking protest...
article Casino Union Resumes Picketing Outside Tropicana
(Pennsylvania) -- Dozens of union members gathered outside an Atlantic City casino Saturday to protest their lack of a contract. The daylong picketing staged at the...
article Suspended Tropicana workers back on the job
(Atlantic City) -- Twenty-one employees returned to work Monday at Tropicana Casino and Resort after serving a month-long suspension for taking part in a union protest...
article Mohegan Sun table games dealers take steps to unionize
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun table games dealers have begun efforts to unionize through an affiliation with the United Auto Workers, which already represents dealers at...
article UAW seeking to organize table-games dealers at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan tribal and casino officials confirmed Monday that the UAW has begun soliciting interest in the union among Mohegan Sun's roughly 1,400 table...
article Workers' rights at risk at tribal casinos (Letter)
(Michigan) -- Twenty-two of the 25 existing casinos in Michigan are tribal, and seven more are being proposed. As of right now, when an employee falls victim to...
article Caesars Palace, union agree on contract for dealers
(Las Vegas) -- The Transportation Workers Union and Caesars Palace have reached a deal on a new labor contract for casino dealers, ending almost five years of on and off...
article Caesars Palace, union finally agree on contract terms for dealers
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Palace and the Transport Workers Union have agreed to terms on a labor contract representing some 560 casino dealers, capping years of TWU...
article Atlantic City rejects union bid to block casino job limits
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has rejected a bid by its main casino workers union to force a public vote this fall on one casino's policy limiting many customer...
article Casino Illegally Probed Dealer's Tip Pooling Testimony: NLRB
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday ruled that Wynn Las Vegas LLC violated federal labor law by questioning a games dealer about his upcoming...
article Judge rules Flamingo violated labor law during unionization drive
(Las Vegas) -- Flamingo Las Vegas security officers have voted against joining a union, but the union’s dispute with the property likely will continue for some...
article AC rejects union vote bid on Revel job limits
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City rejected a bid by its main casino workers union to force a public vote this fall on one casino's policy limiting many customer...
article Atlantic City will not ask voters about casino workers' job limits, benefits
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City has rejected petitions by hospitality union UNITE-HERE Local 54 that would have let voters consider two ordinances in the November...
article Both sides pleased with board ruling in case between Culinary Union and Station Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- An order issued this week by the National Labor Relations Board in one of the cases pitting the Culinary Union against Station Casinos has left both sides...
article Labor board upholds one complaint against Station Casinos, dismisses six
(Las Vegas) -- The National Labor Relations Board has upheld an administrative law judge's dismissal of six out of seven unfair labor practices allegations against...
article Tropicana seeking court injunction against Atlantic City casino workers' union
(Atlantic City) -- Tropicana Casino and Resort has filed a complaint asking the state Superior Court to issue a preliminary injunction barring Local 54 of UNITE-HERE...
article Tropicana workers stay suspended
(Atlantic City) -- Twenty-one workers at the Tropicana Casino & Resort who took part in a traffic-blocking protest outside the casino's main entrance this month...
article Trop won't fire suspended workers
(Atlantic City) -- Twenty-one workers at the Tropicana Casino and Resort who took part in a traffic-blocking protest outside the casino's main entrance earlier this...
article Casino workers union challenges worker suspensions
(Atlantic City) -- The main Atlantic City casino workers union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over suspensions handed down to 21 workers...
article Local 54 files charges in a complaint over Tropicana's firing of protestors
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54 announced that they have filed charges in a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against the Tropicana, after the...
article Tropicana suspends 21 / Casino is weighing possible firings over protest that blocked entrance.
(Atlantic City) -- The Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City is suspending workers who took part in a protest that blocked traffic Friday night near the casino...
article Union challenges suspension of 21 Tropicana workers
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s main casino union has filed a complaint with national labor officials challenging the suspension of 21 workers who took part in...
article Tropicana suspends 21 workers for “illegal activity”
(Atlantic City) -- Tropicana Casino and Resort has suspended 21 workers who were arrested last week during a union protest that blocked traffic and disrupted the casino...
article Tropicana suspends workers in protest
(Atlantic City) -- The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is suspending workers who took part in a protest that blocked traffic Friday night near the casino...
article 50 AC casino union members arrested during protest
(Atlantic City) -- Saying they were breaking the law just as management of the Tropicana Casino and Resort is breaking it by refusing to bargain in good faith, 50 casino...
article Forty-nine casino employees in Local 54 arrested outside Tropicana in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Forty-nine hospitality workers were arrested Friday night during a 500-person protest in Atlantic City over stalled contract negotiations with...
article Union members arrested during protest at Atlantic City's Tropicana
(Atlantic City) -- Dozens of casino union members sat down in the street, blocked traffic from entering the Tropicana Casino and Resort and were arrested Friday evening...
article Atlantic City Casino Workers Not Afraid of 'Cuffs
(Atlantic City) -- The way many casino union workers see it, the Tropicana Casino and Resort has been breaking the law since February by refusing to bargain in good...
article AC casino union plans civil disobedience arrests
(Atlantic City) -- A card in the famous Monopoly game, based on the street names of Atlantic City, reads, "Go directly to jail." That's just what this...
article Las Vegas labor dispute could harm Obama, other Democrats
(Las Vegas) -- The largest, most powerful union in Nevada has been locked for years in a fierce and bitter battle with one of Las Vegas' most prominent families.
article Union Pushing For Referendums To Improve Casino Workers’ Rights
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s largest union is seeking to put a pair of referendums on the ballot that would appear to target the city’s newest casino.
article Casino workers' union seeks vote on Revel job limits
(Atlantic City) -- The main casino workers' union in Atlantic City is trying to force a public vote on whether Revel and other businesses can limit the jobs of some...
article Local 54 seeks city-wide vote on casinos' use of job term limits
(Atlantic City) -- Hospitality union UNITE HERE Local 54 started campaigning today for local laws prohibiting casinos from imposing job term limits and forcing employers...
article Security guards form first union in Las Vegas Sands' empire
(Pennsylvania) -- Over the last 23 years Sheldon Adelson has built Las Vegas Sands Corp. into the world's largest casino company — bigger than the next 10...
article Sands ordered to accept guard union
(Pennsylvania) -- Over the past 23 years Sheldon Adelson has built the world's largest casino company — bigger than the next 10 competitors combined. He's...
article Union wants casino ban on off-duty gaming staff
(Macau) -- João Bosco Cheang Hong Lok, president of the Macau Gaming Industry Employees’ Association wants Macau to follow Singapore’s example and ban local...
article Gov. Christie rallies union workers in Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a rallying cry for jobs to members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America who attended their...
article U.S. Department of Labor releases proposed tribal consultation policy
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Labor has published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, which encompasses the agency’s programs...
article Trump Refusal to Bargain With Union Upheld by U.S. Court
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. won reversal of a National Labor Relations Board decision requiring the company to bargain with a union...
article 23 pro-union protesters arrested at Mardi Gras Casino in Hallandale Beach
(Florida) -- Twenty three protesters were arrested Tuesday night for trespassing at the Mardi Gras when they blocked the public’s entrance to the Hallandale Beach...
article 3 major unions vow to unionize the Revel casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Union pickets could be going up soon outside the newly opened Revel casino, even as the $2.4 billion month-old resort tries to build its business...
article Labor unions target Revel
(Atlantic City) -- Three major labor unions have formed a coalition to pressure the new $2.4 billion Revel casino into negotiating union contracts.
article Unions target new Revel casino
(Atlantic City) -- Three major labor unions, including the Teamsters and the United Auto Workers, say they'll press to unionize workers at Atlantic City's newest...
article Obama administration files brief on behalf of labor union
(Florida) -- The Obama administration has filed an amicus brief on behalf of a labor union sued by a worker. The worker is claiming the union is violating his rights....
article Immigrant workers, casino owners wage war of words over unionization efforts
(Las Vegas) -- Most casino workers in Las Vegas are members of a union -- and by-and-large they speak highly of their union and the benefits it has afforded them.
article ‘Mardi Gras 10’ say they were fired for trying to unionize
(Florida) -- Ten workers at Mardi Gras Casino say they were fired for being pro-union, while a priest who supports the workers complains of being cursed out by...
article SMITH: As Station bashes union bosses, labor advocates step back from plates
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union and Station Casinos continue to grapple for position in their labor battle with each side taking different approaches in an effort to...
article Vegas union backers hold hunger strike at casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas union supporters are holding a seven-day hunger strike to protest a casino operator's alleged attempts to prevent workers from organizing.
article Station Casino workers give up food in protest
(Las Vegas) -- Yesterday, a group of casino workers in the US began a seven-day fast as part of a continued demand to be allowed to decide whether they want union...
press release US Department of Labor releases proposed tribal consultation policy
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Labor today published in the Federal Register a proposed tribal consultation policy, which encompasses the agency's...
article Republicans criticize Middlesex Democrat for ‘meddling’ in Atlantic City casino labor dispute
(Atlantic City) -- A labor dispute involving Tropicana Casino and Resort and its union workers has spread into the political realm, with Republicans sniping at a top New...
article New Jersey assemblyman calls on businesses to boycott Tropicana over labor dispute
(Atlantic City) -- The chairman of New Jersey’s Democratic Party is urging Democrats to join him in boycotting Tropicana Casino and Resort as long as the casino is...
article Thousands of union workers rally over pensions at Tropicana in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- About 2,000 protesters gathered Thursday in front of Tropicana Casino and Resort to picket casino executives, who, they say, have illegally stopped...
article Navajo Lose Ground on Labor Case
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation lost some ground in its quest to ensure that employers on Navajo land adhere to tribal laws requiring Navajo preference in hiring.
article Casino workers picket over Tropicana pension
(Atlantic City) -- Thousands of workers from the city's main casino union picketed Thursday night outside the Tropicana Casino & Resort, protesting an attempt by...
article Court tells tribe to stay out of NGS labor case
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation lost some ground in its quest to ensure that employers on Navajo land adhere to tribal laws requiring Navajo preference in hiring.
article Union to picket Tropicana over pension termination
(Atlantic City) -- The main Atlantic City casino union plans to picket outside and around the Tropicana Casino and Resort on Thursday night.
article Editorial: Union tactics targeting Station Casinos verge on harassment
(Las Vegas) -- Over the past eight years, Station Casinos awarded more than $1.7 billion in construction projects here in Southern Nevada to approximately 150 companies...
article COLUMN: Culinary Union appears dug in for the long fight against Station Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Do not underestimate D. Taylor. That’s what I came away with after an interview with the secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union Local 226. The...
article Culinary union holds demonstration at Red Rock Resort
(Las Vegas) -- The local culinary union brought in some serious help to send a message to Station Casinos: let your workers unionize. The Culinary Workers Union brought...
article Union chief considers national boycott of Station Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The president of the national AFL-CIO said a nationwide boycott of Station Casinos is under consideration, but stopped just short of calling for one at a...
article Hard Rock casino loses labor appeal
(Las Vegas) -- A federal appeals court is telling the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to bargain with a union representing more than two dozen parking valets....
article Station: Some $1.7 billion in construction went to companies with union workers
(Las Vegas) -- Over the past eight years, Station Casinos awarded more than $1.7 billion in construction projects to approximately 150 companies that use union workers.
article Little River Casino Agrees To Second Union Contract
(Michigan) -- The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians announced today the tribe has entered into a collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers Union....
article Revel not yet open but already causing shifts in Atlantic City labor market
(Atlantic City) -- Revel will not debut as Atlantic City’s newest casino until April 2, but already it has energized a work force movement affecting thousands of...
article Court gives Salt River Project another chance to challenge Navajo suit
(Arizona) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday that the Salt River Project can challenge an Office of Navajo Labor Relations employment action over two tribe members...
article Power Plant Can Fight Off Workers' Tribal Case
(Arizona) -- Operators of a Nevada power plant can sue Navajo officials to block a lawsuit in the tribal courts, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday. The dispute stems from...
article Slot machine closures ‘devastating to Ontario’: Union
(Ontario) -- The closure of three slot machine locations in Ontario will have a negative effect on the communities they’re located in, according to the president...
article International Labor Organization Concerned With Lack of Indigenous Input on Belo Monte
(Brazil) -- Continued construction of the Belo Monte dam, a huge and controversial hydroelectric plant on Brazil’s Xingú River raised red flags for a committee of...
press release Culinary Workers Union: Station Casinos Tries to Suppress Free Speech as it Continues Attacks on Workers; Twitter Restores Union Account
(Las Vegas) -- Last Friday afternoon, Station Casinos, an anti-union casino company, complained to Twitter about the Twitter account @workerstation, whose profile stated...
press release Operating Engineers Call for Nevada Gaming Officials to Investigate Macau VIP Room Operator
(Nevada) -- In a letter to Nevada gaming regulators today, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) called for an investigation into the relationship...
article Fired SugarHouse worker alleges racism, antiunion bias - and asks for his job back
(Philadelphia) -- An African American employee who claims that his race and pro-union leanings cost him his job at the SugarHouse Casino has hand-delivered a petition to...
article Philly casino worker says he was fired for unionizing efforts
(Philadelphia) -- A former employee of SugarHouse Casino says he was fired in retaliation for supporting efforts to unionize the casino's workforce.
article Casino workers union, Atlantic Club OK contract
(Atlantic City) -- The main Atlantic City casino workers union has ratified a new contract with the Atlantic Club. Workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the deal on...
article Local 54 ratifies new contract with Atlantic Club casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s largest gaming union Monday ratified a new three-year deal with the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel that is similar to contracts...
article San Pablo council urges fair resolution of casino labor dispute
(California) -- The San Pablo City Council this week called for a fair outcome to a long and bitter dispute over wages and working conditions at Casino San Pablo.
article N.J. police union asks members to stay away from Tropicana to support casino workers
(Atlantic City) -- Don't stop at the Trop. That's the message from a major New Jersey police union to its members, asking them not to patronize the Tropicana...
article Police union lashes out at casino
(Atlantic City) -- A major New Jersey police union is asking its members not to patronize the Tropicana Casino & Resort when the group holds its convention at a...
article PBA vows to boycott Tropicana casino during its convention in Atlantic City next month
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Policemen’s Benevolent Association members are being asked to boycott the Tropicana Casino and Resort next month during their...
article Local 54 of UNITE-HERE calls for conventions to boycott Tropicana
(Atlantic City) -- Conventions are being asked to break their plans to meet at the Tropicana Casino and Resort after the property and Local 54 of UNITE-HERE failed to...
article Union targets Tropicana conventions
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's main casino union is asking groups that have booked conventions at the Tropicana Casino and Resort to take their business...
article Revel praised for hiring Atlantic City residents, labeled 'an enemy' by Local 54 president
(Atlantic City) -- Two local groups responded to Revel’s opening-date announcement with mixed reactions Thursday, with one public agency praising the company...
article Culinary compares Station Casinos to cancer in new mailer
(Las Vegas) -- In the latest salvo in the escalating Station Casinos-Culinary Union war, the labor organization has sent out a piece that declares, "Cancer kills...
article Golden Nugget Atlantic City workers approve 3-year contract
(Atlantic City) -- Union workers at Golden Nugget Atlantic City approved on Monday a three-year contract that preserves their health care and pension benefits and also...
article Golden Nugget reaches tentative contract agreement with Local 54
(Atlantic City) -- Golden Nugget Atlantic City has reached a tentative contract settlement with the gaming industry's largest union, a labor spokesman said
article Tropicana, Local 54 dispute pension proposal for contract
(Atlantic City) -- Tropicana Casino and Resort has declared an impasse in contract talks with the gaming industry’s largest labor union and vowed to implement its...
article ACH casino asks union for pay cuts, other concessions in contract talks
(Atlantic City) -- ACH casino is asking union workers to accept pay cuts and other concessions that management considers crucial for saving the Atlantic City gaming hall.
article Culinary Union leaders hold first meetings with workers
(Las Vegas) -- Culinary union leaders held their first series of meetings with Strip and downtown workers Thursday to map out plans for negotiations for new contracts...
article What is Station Casinos Thinking?
(Las Vegas) -- With a new ad campaign against the Culinary Union, Station Casinos is escalating an already delicate situation, and I’m not really sure how it is to...
article Much at stake economically, politically in Station, Culinary fight
(Las Vegas) -- An escalating conflict between the city’s dominant, homegrown casino company and the state’s most aggressive, successful labor organization...
article A Strike Against Neutrality Agreements
(Georgia) -- An interesting decision out of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finds that an agreement between UNITE HERE and Hollywood Greyhound Track Inc., d/b/a/...
article STUTZ: Bickering out of hand for Station, Culinary
(Las Vegas) -- If this were a classroom, Station Casinos and the Culinary union would be sent to the principal's office. These children have gotten way too...
article Aqueduct casino workers unionize
(New York) -- More than 1,000 workers at the new Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack are throwing their cards in with the powerful New York Hotel and Motel Trades...
article Culinary’s attacks on Tony Hsieh called ‘disgusting’
(Las Vegas) -- When he’s out in downtown Las Vegas, an area he’s almost single-handedly helping to revitalize, Tony Hsieh is often greeted like a conquering...
article Another AC Property Settles Labor Dispute
(Atlantic City) -- Meeting planners heading to a Trump property here can rest easy: after nearly two months of working without a contract, members of Local 54 of UNITE-...
article Atlantic City's largest casino workers union approves pact with 2 Trump casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's largest casino workers union approved a new contract with two additional casinos Friday night. Members of Local 54 of the Unite-...
article Casino Union Reaches Tentative Deal With Trump
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos are dealing with problems on numerous fronts, but labor unrest won't be one of them. The resort's main casino...
article Local 54 of UNITE-HERE approves contract with Trump Entertainment
(Atlantic City) -- After nearly two months of working without a contract, members of Local 54 of UNITE-HERE overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new three-year contract...
article Casino union reaches tentative deal with Trump
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's casinos are dealing with problems on numerous fronts, but labor unrest won't be one of them.
article Local 54 of UNITE HERE to vote today on three-year contract with Trump casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Union hospitality workers at Trump Entertainment’s two properties in the resort will vote today on an agreement announced Thursday between the...
article Local union reaches three-year deal with Trump casinos
(Atlantic City) -- Hospitality union Local 54 UNITE HERE reached a new labor deal with Trump Entertainment overnight. The three-year contract applies to the 1,800 union...
article Station Casinos hires Culinary union advocate
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos, which for years has waged a vicious battle with the Culinary union, announced Friday that it hired one of the labor group’s...
article Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem unionization battle continues
(Pennsylvania) -- The union hoping to represent security officers at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has until Monday to respond to the casino's latest appeal in the...
article Monte Casino says its business as usual
(South Africa) -- Management at Monte Casino on Saturday said operations would continue as usual despite ongoing strike action. It is understood employees belonging to...
article Monte Casino strike to continue
(South Africa) -- Future of South African Workers Union (Fosawu) which represents 600 Monte Casino employees on Saturday said the strike at the casino will continue...
article MGM Grand casino workers ratify contract
(Detroit) -- MGM Grand Detroit casino workers voted today to accept the latest contract offered by the company after rejecting a four-year deal last week.
article MGM Grand Detroit casino workers OK new contract
(Detroit) -- Workers at the MGM Grand Detroit casino voted Friday to accept the latest contract offered by the company after rejecting a four-year deal last week.
article MGM Grand workers OK 4-year contract
(Detroit) -- MGM Grand Detroit workers approved a new four-year labor agreement Friday night with the casino after overwhelmingly rejecting an initial contract last week.
article Trump casinos back off plan to lock out union workers in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. prepared to lock out union employees from its two casinos this week amid contentious contract talks, but backed off...
article MGM casino has new labor proposal; will Detroit workers approve it?
(Detroit) -- Helped by a mediator, union bargainers and management at MGM Grand Detroit late Tuesday night agreed to a new deal that will go before workers of the city...
article MGM Grand and its Workers Reach Tentative Deal
(Detroit) -- A new deal between MGM Grand Casino and its workers is back on table, less than a week after workers overwhelmingly rejected a previous contract.
article Tentative agreement reached between union, MGM Grand Detroit
(Detroit) -- The MGM Grand Detroit Casino and the five-union Detroit Casino Council have reached a tentative agreement, details of which are to be released to employees...
article Local 54 overwhelmingly approves three-year contract with Caesars Entertainment
(Atlantic City) -- Union workers at the four Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp. overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract that preserves...
article Union OKs pact with 4 NJ casinos, gets raises
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City casino workers successfully fought off a management demand that they take pay cuts and contribute for the first time to their health...
article Union to vote on 3-year contract with four casinos today
(Atlantic City) -- Beverage servers, room cleaners and other service workers will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a new contract with four Atlantic City casinos.
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