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Union throws more accusations at Foxwoods

21 November 2007

CONNECTICUT -- As reported by the Courant: "Labor organizers are accusing the management of Foxwoods Resort Casino of harassing Asian table-game dealers by singling them out for separate meetings in advance of a union vote Saturday.

"Management rejected the accusations, saying the casino has been holding voluntary meetings in two languages, English and Mandarin, to explain its position against the formation of a union by table dealers at Foxwoods.

"The casino said it typically offers work-related communications in Mandarin since Foxwoods has about 800 Asian dealers, many of whom speak Mandarin, said Saverio Mancini, a spokesman for the casino.

"The United Auto Workers union, in a statement released Tuesday evening, charged that the meetings constitute racial harassment..."

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