Rivers Casino security vote not to unionize www.privateofficer.com
The SPFPA is one of two unions currently courting Rivers Casino workers: The United Steelworkers of America are also working with some of the remaining 800 or so Rivers employees to explore possible unionization.
Steve Maritas, the union’s organizing director, was dissapointed by the results and said he planned to file objections to the conditions surrounding the organizing effort.
Officals from the Rivers Casino, which opened in August, did not immediately return calls for comment on Monday.
Maritas added that he’s confident there will be another vote in the future.
“In the beginning, pretty much we’re just looking to get a contract” for three years, he said. “We know the casino’s just opening up. … We’ll certainly work with them to see what objections they have.”
SPFPA represents about 2,000 security workers in the Pittsburgh region, some of them working at local hospitals.
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