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    City wants safer bet for casino workers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    St. Catharines is joining Niagara Falls and the Region in an effort to protect casino jobs.

    Councillors unanimously backed a motion by St. George’s Coun. Mike Britton calling on the province to halt its current process for selecting the next operator of the two Niagara Falls casinos.
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    Ontario casinos offering buyouts to 92

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    This is kind of old news, but WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo reported on some changes at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino:

    Casinos in Niagara Falls, Ontario have offered buyouts to all 92 slot attendants. That includes workers at both Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino.

    Workers have until Tuesday, Feb. 5 to decide whether they will take the buyout.

    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.

    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.

    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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