Workers vote for union at Atlantic City’s Revel

Workers at Atlantic City’s newest casino have voted to join a union.

Employees at Revel Casino Hotel voted late Friday night to join Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union.

Revel had been Atlantic City’s only non-union casino since its 2012 opening.

About 80 percent of the workers who cast ballots voted to join the union.

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Revel is struggling to compete in the cutthroat northeast casino market, and has lost money ever since it opened. The $2.4 billion casino is seeking a buyer or a joint venture partner, but hasn’t ruled out a second bankruptcy filing.

Revel did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday morning.

 

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