Labor Peace at Atlantic City Casinos

Resorts Casino Hotel and Golden Nugget Atlantic City have reached an accord with Unite Here Local 54 on a new contract. The two were the last to join the other seven casino hotels, thus averting any strike.

And then there were nine. On July 27, Resorts Casino Hotel struck a deal with Unite Here Local 54, avoiding a walk-out. A day later, The Golden Nugget did the same.

The agreements were similar to the ones signed and ratified by the city’s other casinos:

  • Fully funded healthcare and pension plans
  • Protected jobs
  • Improved housekeeping workloads
  • Substantial pay increases

No date has been set yet for the 1,000 workers at Resorts and Golden Nugget to ratify, according to WGBO.

Employees at Borgata, Caesar’s, Hard Rock, Harrah’s, and Tropicana voted to accept agreements that were considered “historic.” Shortly thereafter, management at Bally’s and Ocean Casino Resort then agreed to the same deal the others signed. The agreements mean four years of labor peace until the contracts expire again.