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Subject Horseshoe workers reject pay cut
Date November 22, 2022 10:47 AM
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Horseshoe workers reject pay cut

Split decision: Unions for engineers and conductors take different routes in freight rail contract ratification vote

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Picket Line For a Fair Contract at Horseshoe Baltimore: Tue, November 22, 3pm - 5pm
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Horseshoe workers reject pay cut

Horseshoe workers are picketing today (3p; see Calendar, above) for holiday pay and fair raises. Although Caesar's workers in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, as well as union hospitality workers throughout Baltimore receive paid holidays, Caesar's management said in bargaining that they're not willing to even discuss holiday pay for Baltimore workers. Caesar's wage proposal amounts to about 30 cents for most workers, says UNITE HERE 7, "With inflation of 8% this year alone in Maryland, Caesar's is asking workers to effectively take a pay cut!" The Union Bargaining Committee, comprised of members of UAW, UNITE HERE, IUOE, IATSE and Teamsters Unions at the casino, rejected this offer and made the decision to picket today.


Split decision: Unions for engineers and conductors take different routes in freight rail contract ratification vote

Voting concluded midnight Sunday for members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) as well as the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD) on proposed new five-year collective bargaining agreements with the nation's Class I railroads. BLET members voted to accept a tentative agreement reached on September 15; SMART-TD train and engine service members have voted to reject their proposed contract, while SMART-TD yardmaster members voted to accept. BLET and SMART-TD are the two largest rail unions, accounting for half of the unionized workforce on the nation's largest freight railroads. If there is a strike by SMART-TD or any of the other three rail unions that have rejected proposed contracts with the carriers, BLET and the other eight rail unions that have ratified agreements have pledged to lawfully honor their picket lines.


UFCW-Made Thanksgiving

The hard-working people of UFCW make a large number of Thanksgiving staples we know and love. UFCW members not only make, but also sell almost all the necessities for your holiday feast, often working long hours away from their own families to make sure the holiday is possible for others. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, help support working families by choosing [link removed] these UFCW-made food items for your holiday meal.


Labor Quote: Dennis Pierce

"We stood shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in SMART-TD and others in rail labor throughout this process, and we will continue to stand in solidarity with them as we approach the finish line in this round of negotiations."

Pierce is President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

Today's Labor History

This week's Labor History Today podcast: [link removed] Finnish North American working class women and music in the early 20th century. Last week's show: [link removed] For Gene Debs.

20,000 female garment workers are on strike in New York; Judge tells arrested pickets: "You are striking against God and nature" - 1909

The district president of the American Federation of Labor and two other white men are shot and killed in Bogalusa, Ala. as they attempt to assist an African-American organizer working to unionize African-American workers at the Great Southern Lumber Co. - 1919

David Prosten

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