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    CAW union vows to continue fight

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Canadian Auto Workers union is not giving up, despite failing in its fifth attempt to form a union at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.

    “We believe workers would truly be better off and better represented if there was a union in the workplace,” said John Aman, the CAW’s director or organizing.

    “We don’t plan to go away. But we respect the wishes of the voters.”

    Casino workers reject CAW

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Casino workers in Niagara have turned down the Canadian Auto Workers union in its fifth attempt to form a union at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, casino management said Monday.

    Results show 63% of casino workers who voted in the certification vote, said no to the CAW, a statement issued by the casino’s communications department Monday afternoon states.

    Casino union vote count delayed

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Casino workers in Niagara Falls won’t know until at least Wednesday whether the Canadian Auto Workers was successful in getting certified as the union representing 2,900 Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara workers, says CAW organizer John Aman.

    It has been two weeks since most frontline casino employees voted after the CAW applied for certification as their bargaining agent.

    “We will have a much better idea after the 12th where this thing is headed,” Aman said Thursday.

    May 12 is when the Ontario Labour Relations Board has scheduled a meeting with the CAW and casino management to try to resolve differences they have over which workers should have been eligible to vote and who should be included in the proposed bargaining unit.

    Labour Board holding casino union drive ballot boxes

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Canadian Auto Workers union is hoping the fifth time’s the charm.

    Management with the two Niagara Falls casinos hope this latest disruption is over.

    Both sides have done this dance before, and now comes the waiting game after thousands of employees cast ballots this week in the CAW’s latest drive to unionize the biggest workforce in the city.

    According to casino spokesman Greg Medulun, about 93% of 2,900 eligible voters cast a ballot.

    Polls at Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino closed at 1 a.m. Saturday.

    CAW applies to unionize casino workers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Canadian Auto Workers union is trying its luck again at Niagara’s casinos, betting the time is right to bring hundreds of workers under its umbrella.

    The union filed an application Thursday to become the union representing most workers at Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. But management says it prefers to deal with its 4,500 employees directly, rather than through a union.

    “Clearly, we have the support of the workers,” said John Aman, an organizer director with the CAW. “Based on the level of support and the issues … we felt now was a good time to proceed to a vote.”

    The CAW expects between 2,800 and 2,900 casino employees will be eligible to vote, the majority of them dealers, slot attendants, in the hotel, kitchen and as wait staff.

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