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June 18th, 2022 at 5:18:14 AM permalink
Atlantic City Busts? Casino Union Authorizes Major Strike Next Month | ZeroHedge
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/atlantic-city-busts-casino-union-authorizes-major-strike-next-month

Six thousand casino workers in Atlantic City voted in favor of a strike if new contract agreements aren't reached by the first week of July.
Members of Local 54 of the Unite Here, who are bartenders, cocktail servers, hotel housekeepers, and valets, walked into the Atlantic City Convention Center to cast their vote on Wednesday to authorize a strike if they didn't see higher pay.

Local 54 of Unite Here members saw their contracts expire on May 31 and now demand a 38% increase in the minimum wage to $18 per hour amid the highest inflation in four decades.
The threat of a strike comes as the summer tourism season is underway and could paralyze parts of the beach and the ocean casino town.
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June 18th, 2022 at 9:37:07 AM permalink
Meanwhile, in Nevada, the casino dealer's minimum wages increases from $7.25 to $7.75 in July.
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June 19th, 2022 at 5:21:54 AM permalink
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Meanwhile, in Nevada, the casino dealer's minimum wages increases from $7.25 to $7.75 in July.
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That is because people still want thise jobs at those wages. Most of their income comes from tips.
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June 19th, 2022 at 6:35:01 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Quote: Vegasrider

Meanwhile, in Nevada, the casino dealer's minimum wages increases from $7.25 to $7.75 in July.
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That is because people still want thise jobs at those wages. Most of their income comes from tips.
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I know that their income is relied on tips and that痴 why I have ragged on a lot of members on this forum being cheap when it comes to tipping, whether it痴 at the machines or table games. NEVADA is a service industry state. Tipping is in our culture
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June 19th, 2022 at 1:36:00 PM permalink
My wife and I stayed at Showboat during one of the prior AC strikes.

As we were driving in, strikers were shouting things like, "Crack heads are cleaning your hotel rooms." I wanted to shout back, "How is that any different than normal?"


While in the casino, I happened to look at the name tag on the waiter who I had just tipped $1 for my water. It identified him as a someone in the I.T. department. That's kinda like the job title I have at my day job, and it gave me something to think about - for a moment.
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June 19th, 2022 at 2:12:43 PM permalink
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While in the casino, I happened to look at the name tag on the waiter who I had just tipped $1 for my water. It identified him as a someone in the I.T. department. That's kinda like the job title I have at my day job, and it gave me something to think about - for a moment.
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If he is getting paid his regular salary and tips he is probably pretty happy.
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June 19th, 2022 at 2:53:43 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

My wife and I stayed at Showboat during one of the prior AC strikes.

As we were driving in, strikers were shouting things like, "Crack heads are cleaning your hotel rooms." I wanted to shout back, "How is that any different than normal?"


While in the casino, I happened to look at the name tag on the waiter who I had just tipped $1 for my water. It identified him as a someone in the I.T. department. That's kinda like the job title I have at my day job, and it gave me something to think about - for a moment.
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It may be more common than some realize (not just at casinos). I know where I work IT (and there are only two of them right now), also have the responsibility of "facility maintenance and integrity" (or something like that), which usually means hiring contractors for routine things, but when there is an unexpected occurrence, IT has to deal with it, which can range from trying to figure out how to stop a toilet, to taking vehicles to mechanic appointments, to power washing the outside of the building when the power wash guys did not show up, to delivering and setting up food/drinks for meetings.
(My understanding is there used to be a dedicated maintenance worker and maintenance assistant years ago, but when they left they determined it was more economical to just contract out some stuff through IT, and let IT fill the void for non-routine stuff or stuff that they cannot find an acceptable contract for).

In fact I would go so far as to say the less senior one probably spends far more time doing maintenance and running errands than actual IT work. I don't know if that is your experience or the norm, but I found that surprising at first. So it would not surprise me after seeing this if casinos use IT the same way when there are shortages or unexpected issues. This is the first place that I worked out of the same building as IT, so I never really saw firsthand what they had to deal with before (in the past dealing with IT were usually limited to them remote accessing into my computer to setup some random software).
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June 19th, 2022 at 3:35:36 PM permalink
ac is a sh it hole
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June 19th, 2022 at 8:57:54 PM permalink
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It may be more common than some realize (not just at casinos). I know where I work IT (and there are only two of them right now), also have the responsibility of "facility maintenance and integrity" (or something like that), which usually means hiring contractors for routine things, but when there is an unexpected occurrence, IT has to deal with it, which can range from trying to figure out how to stop a toilet, to taking vehicles to mechanic appointments, to power washing the outside of the building when the power wash guys did not show up, to delivering and setting up food/drinks for meetings.
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It seems to depend on how overstaffed the company is.
Big outfits seem to have enough people for "that's not MY role; I'm busy, call someone else"; small outfits call their defacto factotum and whatever it is gets addressed promptly.

It was interesting.
(Feel free to replace "it" with "IT". Management at that outfit did.)
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