Roughly 375 UNITE HERE Local 26 labor union members are prepared to strike at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, unless their medical benefits are immediately restored.
The next time UNITE HERE Local 26 members stage a sit in, it could be outside the Twin River Casino.
Beginning in 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 percent january. The new out-of-pocket expenses total over $100,000 for union members alone, in accordance with the local UNITE HERE chapter.
The union took its voice to the steps of the Rhode Island State House yesterday to need reinstatement of their insurance coverage help.
With about 100 workers in attendance, Local 26 Vice President Jenna Karlin told progressive political blog RI Future, and anyone else prepared to concentrate, ‘Twin River has seen its share of gaming revenues more than dual in the last seven years to over $225 million. Meanwhile, Twin River Casino cut its employees’ medical coverage.’
In addition to its Lincoln home, Twin River owns the Newport Grand Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Much on the line
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