Thank you to everyone who joined for the Meet AC Luncheon in Atlantic City yesterday. By all accounts, the event was extremely positive and productive. A delegation of over 100 union members participated in the luncheon, representing dozens of unions from across the state and region.
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For more than two decades, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO has supported sports wagering in Atlantic City. Sports betting is estimated at $500 billion annually in the United States. Unfortunately most of that goes to organized crime, off-shore gambling havens and Las Vegas – not New Jersey.Read more
While Atlantic City and thousands of laid-off workers face a difficult road ahead, the support shown by union members, the community, and local leaders during these trying times has been outstanding. This much was evident at the “AC Unites Here” resource center which opened its doors today to connect impacted workers with the resources needed to help build a stable future for themselves and their families.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is standing with the people of Atlantic City as the casino industry undergoes a major downsizing, sparked by increased competition as more and more casinos open in neighboring states.Read more
Closure of the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City would result in the loss of 2,100 good jobs for the community. Members of UNITE HERE! Local 54, IUOE 68, IUPAT D.C. 711, Carpenters 255, and the Teamsters would all be impacted. That is why we ask all affiliates and community partners to join for a march in Atlantic City to bring all stakeholders to the table and explore all possible options to keep the Showboat in business.Read more
New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said the state labor movement is determined to do whatever is necessary to save the 2,100 jobs jeopardized by Caesars Entertainment’s announcement to close Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino.Read more