3 casino companies make offers to union

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - September 3, 2009 Harrah's, Trump Entertainment and Tropicana made presentations to Local 54 of UNITE-HERE on Wednesday.

The companies, which own eight of the city's 11 casinos, are asking for three-year contracts.

Local 54 President Bob McDevitt says he understands why the casinos are asking for wage freezes.

An economic downturn and new competition in Pennsylvania have taken a toll on casino revenue.

The union represents about 15,000 workers whose current five-year contract expires Sept. 15.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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