Trump casino union vote appeal unsuccessful

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In April, poker dealers and other table game workers at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino voted to unionize. In response, the casino unsuccessfully appealed to the National Labor Relations Board to overturn the vote results.

It was reported this week by Press of Atlantic City that a NLRB judge declined to overturn the election results. The reason being the casino didn't meet its burden of proof in the case.

The Trump Plaza alleged that the United Auto Workers union had tainted conditions for a fair election. In which case, the more the overwhelming 324 to 149 vote for unionizing should be overturned.

According to an Associated Press report, the casino claimed the UAW implied the union already represented casino dealers and the labor board supported the union.

Part of the allegation was that a rally hosted by U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews to count union authorization cards signed by employees had tampered with the elections.

The case was presented to the National Labor Relations judge in May, with both sides getting a chance to state their case. This week, Judge Robert Giannasi issued his ruling against the Trump Plaza.

The UAW is actually seeking to organize and unionize dealers and other casino table game workers at all 11 Atlantic City Casinos.

So far the workers at Bally's Atlantic City, Trump Plaza and Caesars Atlantic City have voted in favor of joining the union. Employees at Atlantic City Hilton and Trump Marino Hotel and Casino have voted against it.

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