A Fair Deal: The UAW in America's Playground, Atlantic City

Since its first victories in 2002 for casino workers in Detroit, the UAW has played a key role in expanding organized labor's presence in the casino industry for dealers and related gaming staff. In March of this year, the UAW in partnership with the AFL-CIO, SEIU and Transport Workers formed the Gaming Workers Council - a new group meant to coordinate organizing and bargaining efforts for casino employees. One of the first major goals of the GWC is to assist workers in Atlantic City who are still struggling in good faith to receive employer recognition after successfully passing landmark victories in favor of UAW representation in many of the major casinos. Our titles this week spotlight organizing activities that have taken place in Atlantic City, as well as two titles from UAW efforts on behalf of workers at the Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Please note, many of these titles have not been officially distributed by the UAW and their veracity have not been verified.

For more information about the UAW's current activities in Atlantic City please visit: http://fairdealforacdealers.org/

A Change for the Better (2007)

Coverage of June 22 rally in support of Atlantic City casino workers - related New York Times article, "Pushing for Union Contracts, Casino Workers Stage Rally" (June 22, 2008)

UAW President Ron Gettelfinger

New Jersey Governor John Corzine

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

Casino dealer, Sharon Masino

UAW @ Foxwoods

Time for a Change (2007)

UAW Petitions for Foxwood Resort Casino Dealers (2007)