The Tropicana Casino and Resort says it won’t fire employees who took part in a traffic-blocking protest earlier this month, instead suspending them for 30 days.
The casino also got a judge to issue a restraining order against the union that staged the disruptive protest, Local 54 of Unite-HERE.
Tropicana president Tony Rodio says the casino would have been well within its rights to fire the workers. But he says he feels union officials misled workers into making a bad decision that shouldn’t cost them their jobs.
Union president Bob McDevitt says the Tropicana should immediately reinstate the suspended workers and compensate them for lost pay.
The union was protesting Tropicana’s termination of an employee pension plan in favor of direct cash payments to workers.