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    Valet parking outsourced at Hilton in Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    More than 70 workers who provide valet and parking services at the Hilton Hotel in Niagara Falls will be out of work on April 30.

    The employees, some of whom have worked at the hotel for more than 10 years, were notified by letter this week that their jobs will be contracted out to another company, Niagara Falls Valet Services.

    Martin Letourneau, 48, a union steward who has worked at the hotel four years, said he expected there might be job losses when the new tower opened with a new garage, but he never imagined that all of their jobs would be gone.

    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.

    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.

    Union protest causes havoc in hotel lobby

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A union protest created havoc for guests checking into the Courtyard by Marriott Thursday, and the union leader behind it warned of more disruptions if the hotel’s management doesn’t return to the bargaining table.

    “Since we’re coming into the busy season, we’re planning stepped-up protests in the coming weeks,” said Bruce Raynor, president of the Workers United union.

    Close to 40 executive members of the union took over the Victoria Avenue hotel’s lobby in a bid to get management’s attention and to temporarily disrupt the hotel’s business.

    They walked in at about 5:15 p. m., a time many guests were checking in.

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