Statement From Tropicana Casino and Resort

The following statement was
issued today by Tropicana Casino and Resort:
Hey, UNITE/H.E.R.E. International Union and President Wilhelm, maybe you
are not yet listening to what Local 54 members are saying, but this is
what we are hearing everyday:

—If you force your members to continue striking over issues that don’t
help them one bit, they will become Financial Core Members of Local 54.—
Your members are fed up with your lies about Financial Core Membership and
they think it is against the law for Bob McDevitt, as he did Monday, to
stand in front of the union hall telling people that they cannot become
Financial Core Members. We know Local 54 has not forgotten that in 1988
the National Labor Relations Board told Local 54 that it must accept
Financial Core Members and that it cannot coerce Local 54 members, fine
them or threaten them in any way if they choose to become Financial Core
Members. In case you forgot, the case cite is Local 54 and Joseph
Quaranta, 291 NLRB 989 (1988).—A 3-year contract does nothing for Local
54’s membership in Atlantic City because it provides less money than the
casinos are offering, just so UNITE/H.E.R.E. and Wilhelm can get a 3-year
National Gaming Contract.—Local 54 members don’t care about getting a
three-year deal, they want 5 years of protection.—Local 54 members are
coming back to work in large numbers at every casino because they will not
stay on strike for the UNITE/H.E.R.E. demands that have nothing to do with
A.C.—The UNITE/H.E.R.E. stand on subcontracting has nothing to do with
protecting members’ jobs.—Your members joined the union because you
promised to make it a democracy - How dare you take away their right to
vote on a contract at each casino! Everyone knows you stacked the deck
against them to get all the Las Vegas contract issues approved at their
expense.—No one wants to walk a picket line - that is why no one is
signing up for picket duty.—Local 54’s business agents and
representatives are tired of taking orders from a bunch of outsiders from
Las Vegas and they have told us that they are sick of Kevin Kline and the
rest of the Las Vegas crowd!

THERE IS NO SPEECH THAT WILHELM CAN MAKE AT NEGOTIATIONS TO CHANGE THE
TRUTH!

EVEN LAS VEGAS AGREES THAT -

“WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS SHOULD STAY IN VEGAS”
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