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UNITE HERE Casino Union Threatens Strike in Rhode Island Over Healthcare Benefits

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UNITE HERE Casino Union Threatens Strike in Rhode Island Over Healthcare Benefits

Roughly 375 UNITE HERE Local 26 labor union members are prepared to hit at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, unless their medical benefits are instantly restored.

The the next time UNITE HERE Local 26 members stage a sit in, it may be outside the Twin River Casino.

Beginning in January of this year, the union claims Twin River Management, the owner and operator of the casino, reduced healthcare coverage for employees from 100 percent to 80 per cent. The new out-of-pocket expenses total over $100,000 for union members alone, according to the local UNITE HERE chapter.

The union took its voice to the steps for the Rhode Island State House to demand reinstatement of their insurance aid yesterday.

With about 100 workers in attendance, Local 26 Vice President Jenna Karlin told progressive blog that is political Future, and anybody else prepared to concentrate, ‘Twin River has seen its share of gaming revenues more than dual in the final seven years to over $225 million. Meanwhile, Twin River Casino cut its employees’ health care protection.’

In addition to its Lincoln home, Twin River has the Newport Grand Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Much on the line

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