Nearly 100 housekeeping and cage workers at the Magic City Casino in Miami won union recognition this month after a yearlong fight. Magic City, located in the heart of Miami’s Cuban community, joins three other pari-mutuels represented by Local 355. Clergy and community members joined the fight to support the mostly Cuban workforce. Magic City is owned and operated by the Havenick family, prominent business and landowners in the Miami area.
"I feel so proud of our victory," said committee leader Joel Pazo, "it was a hard struggle, but we never lost hope, and we never gave up. Now we are a light for all workers in Miami to see that Victory is possible. Si se puede!" Local 355 looks forward to beginning negotiations and hopes to reach a contract agreement soon.