Solidarity shown for Atlantic City casino dealers to get a fair contract, a year after winning representation

Another reason for the Employee Free Choice Act, if enacted, when workers vote to join a union, and they win representation, the company must negotiate a contract with the union, not stonewall for over a year, or 11 years, like the workers in the Goya Foods factory, who finally got a contract this year.

Pictures and story directly from The Union Of Rutgers Administrators, AFT (6/21/08):
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URA-AFT Supports A Fair Deal

Dealers in Atlantic City casinos organized last year with the United Automobile Workers. While the casinos are bringing in massive profits, dealers are being left behind and lack adequate benefits without a contract. Union members and concerned community members boarded the buses and headed to Atlantic City to show support for the workers.

Rally attendees heard from workers, union leaders and politicians about the situation and marched down Atlantic, stopping at the casinos along the way to demand a contract.

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UAW President Ron Gettelfinger (center, light blue shirt)
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NJAFLCIO President Charlie Wowkanech (yellow)
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Rally stage across from Showboat
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AFT: Union of Rutgers Administrators, HPAE, AAUP/AFT
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A dealer calls on the casinos to negotiate fairly
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March down Atlantic
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Poppy from Temple University
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United Food and Commercial Workers sports AFT shirt
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Anthony from Rutgers and Ray Stevers from NJ Industrial Union Council

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Communications Workers of America
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Holly from AFT
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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LU#3 from NYC
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Laborers International Union of North America
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Philadelphia Central Labor Council (Liz McElroy center)
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Mauro Camporeale (left) Bergen County CLC
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National Writer's Union
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(photo credit: J. Sagi)
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Scott from Rutgers AAUP/AFT
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URA-AFT (from left): Darlene, Theresa, Lucye and Joyce
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Theresa and Nat (photo credit: J. Sagi)
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Transport Workers Union
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UAW members from PA
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United Food and Commercial Workers banner
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UFCW for Obama
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Solidarity
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Transport Workers Union bus

Huge thanks to Nat Bender for pointing these out

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