Saturday, July 5, 2008

NLRB Say Union Vote is Valid For Foxwoods. Where is the weak UNITE HERE! Union in CA?

It seems like the UAW have more will power than the Unite Here! Union. They have fought to have their vote validated, which is now the case with the recent NLRB decision. The Unite Here union claimed that the recent compacts which Californians foolishly passed would hurt their efforts to unionize the casinos. Yet, what efforts have they made? Have we even heard from them again?

Laziness and weakness at organizing, means they will be WEAK AND LAZY when in comes to negotiating. Maybe the casino employees should ask the UAW to stand up for them.

Here is the UNITE HERE contact info. Call them and ask for their help.

Western States Regional Joint Board
Christina Vazquez
International Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer
920 S. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, California 90006
Tel. 213-385-0271
Fax 213-385-2615


The National Labor Relations Board released a long-awaited decision Thursday, certifying a union election held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in which a majority of table-games dealers voted in favor of representation by the United Auto Workers union.

With the decision, the UAW can now request that the casino, which is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, bargain a contract on behalf of nearly 3,000 dealers.
But the tribe, as it has throughout every stage of the unionization process, again vowed Thursday to fight the union all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals, a course that would mean it will refuse to negotiate with the UAW.

Dealers continued to call on their employer Thursday to negotiate with the union and recognize the results of the election, in which 1,289 of 2,141 votes cast were in favor of unionization.
”We voted, we won, we've been certified,” said Steve Peloso, a dealer at Foxwoods, in a prepared statement issued by the UAW. “It's way past time for Foxwoods to come to the table and work with us on a fair contract.” ........ read the story HERE
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