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Ichan Avoiding a Strike… or are they?
- August 25, 2015 By Samantha A. -
In Atlantic City, it seems like so many casinos are going through hardships and with them come those workers that go on strike. This is one of the biggest things to consider when it comes to being a worker in the declining casino region that is seeing their fair share of closing casinos and resorts. So what exactly is going on at Ichan Casino, where so many casino workers are getting ready to get their signs and put themselves out on the streets in front of the casino – and let just everyone know what is going on themselves.
The workers are striking against the casino because they do not have employee health and benefits packages available for the employees. They mostly all are full time, and some part time and no packages are available to them. This leaves them having to go to the marketplace and find high packages for themselves and their families. This is leaving a huge burden on them, when the Taj Mahal should be giving their employees the option of being able to sign up for a benefits package.
Currently, the casino is giving the employees a chance to skip the burden of going on a strike. Yet, they do not want to listen to what they have to say because there is too much on the line. They are hoping to get their benefits though the company is not sure how to go about it. This is one of the biggest things to consider when the time comes. With this in mind, they have to make the decision that works the best for them, for their workers, with the laws that stand and what they feel is going to be the best.
While this is not necessarily brand new, it is something that we will continue to follow through with. Depending on what the casino says regarding the benefits, the workers are either going to walk away or go on strike and not open the casino because of it. Either way, the casino will lose out on some cash but depending on which they choose, one might be better than the other.