New Jersey resorts, union sign contract, ending long fight (Philly Inquirer)

January 5, 2013 – One of the longest and most bitter labor disputes in Atlantic City is over. Resorts Casino Hotel has signed a contract with the main casino workers’ union, ending a more than two-year dispute that included picketing on the Boardwalk and a pressure campaign by Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union to have other unions cancel their conventions at Resorts. Both sides signed off on the deal in late December, but did not reveal the pact until this week. Resorts claimed that cuts were necessary to keep the struggling casino from having to close, something that nearly happened before Dennis Gomes and Morris Bailey took it over for $31.5 million in 2010.

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