For immediate release
November 21, 2011
(Atlantic City, NJ) Members of UNITE HERE Local 54, the Atlantic City casino workers’ union, voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with Trump Entertainment Resorts. The new contract covers almost 1,800 cooks, housekeepers, bartenders, cocktail servers and other service workers at the Trump properties.
"With the ratification of this contract by the workers at Trump, there are now six casinos in Atlantic City with new contracts. We look forward to getting back to the table with the remaining properties," said Bob McDevitt, president of the 14,000 member union.
The contract covers workers at Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal. It is materially similar to the contract with the four Caesars’ properties ratified earlier this month. The contract at the Borgata expires in 2012.
The contract includes:
- A continuation of free family health care
- A continuation of an employer-sponsored defined benefit pension.
- Wage increases for all employees at least once over the course of the contract with additional wage increases triggered on company revenue increases.
- Protections in the event of a property closure.
The contract also contains some provisions designed to help Trump Entertainment remain competitive in the current market, including:
- Holiday pay only for holidays worked.
- Reduction of vacation pay.