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Hard Rock Deal Ends Casino Strike Threat in Atlantic City

The biggest casino workers union in Atlantic City and the Hard Rock Casino came to an agreement on Saturday, eliminating the final danger of a strike for the busy holiday weekend. Unite Here Local 54 said that a provisional deal was struck, averting the strike that had been threatened on Sunday.

The MGM Resorts International-owned Borgata and three Caesars Entertainment casinos and the union signed tentative agreements on Thursday. The Golden Nugget and Resorts are the only two casinos that do not yet have a contract, but the union stated that it anticipates both of them to do so soon.Bally’s and the Ocean Casino Resort have agreed to abide by the terms of whatever contracts the union strikes with the larger casinos by signing so-called “me-too” agreements. The whole union membership must still approve the agreements.

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said, “We are really delighted that we were once again able to achieve a satisfactory settlement with Unite Here Local 54 to improve salaries and benefits for our deserving team members.” “As we grow our renowned brand, we look forward to further developing this great partnership at both the national and local levels.”

The union has previously stated that it is looking for “substantial” pay raises in new contracts to assist workers keep up with the sharply growing costs of petrol, food, rent, and other necessities. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed. The union has previously stated that it is looking for “substantial” pay raises in new contracts to assist workers keep up with the sharply growing costs of petrol, food, rent, and other necessities. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

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