Dealers to rally for contracts with casinos

June 20, 2008 11:21:57 AM PDT
Busloads of union workers are expected in Atlantic City tomorrow. They'll rally to pressure management to agree to a contract for newly unionized dealers.

The United Auto Workers won representation elections at Caesars, Trump Plaza, the Tropicana Casino and Resort, and Bally's Atlantic City. It lost elections at Trump Marina Hotel Casino and the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort.

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney says the freedom to form a union and bargain is the single most important ticket to the middle class for working men and women.

Casino owners say they'll bargain in good faith, but a first contract takes time.