After weeks of negotiations, it was confirmed on Wednesday that Resorts has reached an agreement with ’s casino union, Local 54 of the Unite Here, thus leaving only one of the destination’s nine casinos without a new labor agreement. 

Golden Nugget, the remaining property, will sit down at the bargaining table Thursday with the union, and a is expected to be reached during that negotiation. Should a contract not be reached, a strike has been authorized by the union for July 30

Resorts agreed to the same economic terms as the ’s larger casinos did several weeks ago, according to union president Bob McDevitt. Housekeeping employees will see their pay increase to $22 per hour at the end of the four-year contract.

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Resorts President Mark Giannantonio deemed this to be “a great ”, and added that the casino is “thrilled” for the employees. “They’ve been working really hard for us, and now we’re happy as we can put this behind us and move forward with our business,” he said, according to Associated Press.

In addition to raises, the agreements reached with the casinos maintain fully funded family health care and pension benefits, language that protects jobs and increases work opportunities, and new technology protections, the union said.

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More than 9,000 across the board have received pay raises in the deals reached with managers at the BorgataCaesarsHard RockHarrah’s and Tropicana. Workers at Bally’s and Ocean Casino Resort are also covered by the through “me-too agreements” the union has accepted. About 99% of workers who voted in ratification elections approved the new pacts.

In past contracts, the union focused on preserving health care and pension benefits, but this time sought “significant” pay raises for workers to help them keep pace with prices for gasoline, food, rent and other living expenses.





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