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Bally's workers vote to join union

4 June 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Security workers at Bally's Atlantic City on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to unionize, a day after dealers at the casino did likewise.

"Security workers voted 151-71 to join the International Union of the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

"...That vote came on the heels of Saturday's vote by dealers at Bally's Atlantic City to join one of the largest unions in America, the United Auto Workers. Dealers voted 628-255 in favor of joining that union. The results will be certified as official in about a week, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Bunn said.

"...Union officials touted the votes as a huge win for organized labor. Several other efforts to unionize were unsuccessful over the years.

"...The Bally's vote broke a recent 2-2 deadlock over unionization at the resort's casinos. Dealers at Caesars Atlantic City and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino joined the union in March. Dealers at Trump Marina Hotel Casino and Atlantic City Hilton Resort voted against organized labor..."

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