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Hundreds of Foxwoods employees called in sick

2 January 2007

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut – As reported by the Norwich Bulletin: "About 400 Foxwoods Resort Casino workers are estimated to have called in sick Sunday in protest of what some employees say is an erosion of worker benefits, Foxwoods Employee Group Council Chairman Steve Getchell said Monday.

"The Employee Group Council is made up of 75 employees representing different departments at Foxwoods, Getchell said. The group serves as an intermediary, but with little authority and power, between employees and management.

"The 'sick-out,' or call-out day, was weeks in the planning by an anonymous source operating madatfoxwoods.com, a Web site that called for employees to call in sick or walk out on their New Year's Eve shift, one of the busiest holidays for the casino…"

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