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Paris Las Vegas, Bally's dealers vote to join Transport Workers Union

4 Jun 2013

By Chris Sieroty
LAS VEGAS -- Casino dealers at two of the Strip’s most popular resorts have overwhelmingly voted to join the Transport Workers Union, a union official said Monday.

Dealers at Paris Las Vegas late Friday voted 105 to 26, while Bally’s - Las Vegas dealers voted 183 to 13 on Saturday to seek union representation. Both properties are owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp.

The Transport Workers Union, which arrived in Las Vegas in 2000, represents dealers at Wynn Las Vegas and Caesars Palace. The union does not represent dealers at Wynn’s sister property, Encore.

“We are ready to sit down and negotiate separate contracts,” TWU Gaming Director Joe Carbon said. “We are trying to work together to reach an equitable contract.”

As of Monday, no contract negotiations were scheduled. Gary Thompson, a spokesman with Caesars Entertainment, said the company had no comment.

In July, 89 percent of casino dealers at Caesars Palace ratified an 8½-year contract that includes job security, seniority rights, and other workplace protections. Some 560 Caesars Palace dealers voted to be represented by the union in 2007.

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