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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Las Vegas Culinary Workers and Bartenders Reach Agreement on New Contract

Photo courtesy John P. on Flickr

On the day that a strike was set to begin at Las Vegas casinos, unions representing the workers reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract June 1, meaning that 44,000 workers on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas won't have to worry about taking care of their families. In a press release, the Culinary Workers said the new contract would protect health benefits and pensions and improve working conditions.

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See Why Joining a Union Was No Gamble for Casino Workers

New York Hotel Trades Council photo

After years of organizing and a prolonged contract fight, the 1,750 workers at the Resorts World Casino New York City finally may have hit their own jackpot: a living wage.

Under the new agreement with the New York Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC), the casino and racetrack complex will increase the salaries of 1,400 of its workers to more than $60,000 per year by 2016, doubling the take-home pay of many of those workers. In addition to the pay raise, the contract provides free family health care, training programs for career advancement and retirement security for workers.

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UNITE HERE Members in Atlantic City Set Up Hurricane Sandy Relief Center

Photo courtesy of UNITE HERE's Facebook page.

UNITE HERE Local 54 casino workers in Atlantic City, N.J., are pitching in to help their members and the local community impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Local 54 has started a Helping Hands Relief Center to provide the public with information and help to apply for services. Local 54 President Bob McDevitt told the Press of Atlantic City newspaper:

There is an incredible need in the community....We felt we should coordinate this. As far as organizations go, we connect to most of the people.

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