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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:09 AM

Hard Rock casino employees vote for union contract

ATLANTIC CITY — Casino workers from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City overwhelmingly ratified a labor agreement Thursday.

Nearly 1,780 employees from the casino property are now members of Unite Here Local 54 after 99.6% of eligible workers voted in favor of a contract. Local 54 is Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union and represents almost 10,000 employees, including housekeepers, bartenders, servers and cleaners.

Negotiations between Hard Rock — which opened June 27, 2018, at the site of the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort — and Local 54 began in September.

“I attribute such a high percentage in favor of the contract to the hard work of the committee and their interaction with Hard Rock management at the very highest levels,” said Local 54 President Bob McDevitt. “I think the dialogue over these six months has been very beneficial.”

Read more: https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/atlantic_city/hard-rock-casino-employees-vote-for-union-contract/article_42aa2b99-b481-50fb-89d1-3f64c9490faa.html

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