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    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.

    Two perspectives on casino union vote – KEN LEWENZA

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Ken Lewenza is president of the Canadian Autoworkers Union.

    There’s no question that for thousands of Niagara casino workers this week’s union certification vote has been a long time coming.

    Since the casinos opened their doors, workers have expressed a willingness to speak for themselves at work, with a This is the basis for true workplace democracy.

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