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Card dealers at three high-end Las Vegas casinos voted by a 13-to-1 margin to ratify their first TWU-negotiated contracts with employer Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday. These are first-time contracts that will set an industry standard. The 1,300 dealers at Bally’s, Paris, and Harrah’s joined TWU Local 721 in back-to-back elections less than a year ago. In addition to the negotiated contracts the company is preparing to sign a neutrality agreement and grant the TWU card check at all Caesars-owned casinos in Las Vegas.

Read more>> February 19, 2014

TWU Local 100 lost a hard-working family man when New York City Transit Bus Operator William Pena, 49, was killed in the line of duty early on the morning of February 12th, after a stolen truck slammed into his M-14 Manhattan crosstown bus. Pena was taking his bus across 7th Avenue on 14th Street in the Chelsea district when Domonic Whilby, 22, who was drunk, crashed a large truck into Pena's articulated bus.

Read more>> February 16, 2014

Last Tuesday, the United Kingdom's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) struck the London Underground, bringing the Tube system to a screeching halt. The 48-hour strike was brought on by management's refusal to engage in negotiations with the union after announcing a plan to close every single ticket office throughout the Underground system, cutting approximately 950 jobs.

Read more>> February 10, 2014

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