Dealers at Trump Marina Hotel Casino narrowly rejected a bid to unionize, union representatives said Saturday.
The dealers voted 183-175 on Friday against joining the United Auto Workers, union representatives said. But they vowed to press on with efforts to organize at other casinos in the city.
„We won’t let this one vote deter us from moving forward and helping dealers who want to form a union and gain a voice in the decisions that affect their lives and their families,“ Joe Ashton, who directs the UAW region covering New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, said in a statement.
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Bunn noted that „a substantial majority“ of Trump Marina dealers had signed union authorization cards before the vote, and she suggested managers had conducted „a campaign of fear and intimidation.“
Trump Marina games shift manager Ray Perri denied that and said the casino was pleased with the outcome of the vote.
„Trump Marina won tonight,“ Perri said early Saturday.
„The dealers at Trump Marina do not want representation from the UAW, and as management, we’re happy that that happened, and we all want to work together to make a better, unified place.“