Atlantic City workers warn of labor dispute if casinos can't agree to new contracts

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're planning to stay in Atlantic City any time soon, be advised: The resort town's main casino workers union is warning of a possible “labor dispute” if their employers cannot agree on new contracts by May 31.

Local 54 is seeking “significant” wage increases in the upcoming contracts to help its members recover from the financial harm caused by the pandemic. The union is in the midst of contract negotiations with the nine Atlantic City casinos.

This is a crucial season for Atlantic City's casinos in the third year of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A strike could send ripples through the casino industry.