Union reaches deal with 3 of 5 Atlantic City casinos

    Atlantic City’s main casino workers union has reached agreement on a new contract with three of the five casinos it had been targeting for a strike this weekend.

    Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union said Thursday that it has a new deal with three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment: Bally’s, Caesars and Harrah’s.

    Talks remain underway with Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal. Both are owned by billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

    A strike against those two could happen Friday if a new deal is not reached.

    Terms of the contract were not immediately revealed.

    The union wants the return of concessions it gave the casinos in past contracts when their finances were shakier.

    The casinos say they want a deal that’s fair to both sides.

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