Union OKs Pact With 4 N.J. Casinos, Gets Raises

Atlantic City casino union pact
Atlantic City casino union pact

By Wayne Parry


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City casino workers successfully fought off a management demand that they take pay cuts and contribute for the first time to their health benefits and pension costs.

Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE casino union on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with Caesars Entertainment Inc., Atlantic City's largest casino owner with four of the city's 11 gambling halls. A union spokesman said 92 percent of those voting cast ballots in favor of the deal, but the tally was not made public.