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Foxwoods wants to stop workers info release

17 August 2007

CONNECTICUT -- As reported by the Connecticut Day: "Foxwoods Resort Casino has asked the state's Division of Special Revenue Services to 'reconsider' giving gaming employees' personal information to union organizers after the agency released it under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

"Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and a union organizer say, however, that the disclosure was done lawfully.

"Foxwoods President and Chief Executive Officer John O'Brien said in a letter dated Wednesday and sent Thursday to Paul Young, the division's executive director, that the names, addresses and job titles of workers were given out to 'one or more parties.'

"Foxwoods has about 10,000 employees. The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America is working to form a union of dealers and other workers.

"...A few dozen employees have complained to management that the union has attempted to contact workers at their homes or persisted with some people after being refused, said Foxwoods spokesman Saverio Mancini..."

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