In southern Florida and unionized workers at the Isle Casino Pompano have reportedly overwhelmingly voted to initiate a strike after becoming increasingly frustrated at the inability of property owner Eldorado Resorts Incorporated to address their concerns.
According to a report from southern Nevada television broadcaster KSNV, the workers at the Broward County casino are represented by the Unite Here labor union and have grown ever more concerned by Eldorado Resorts Incorporated’s continuation of a policy that they assert has led to a reduction in staff and amenities.
The broadcaster reported that Reno-headquartered Eldorado Resorts Incorporated purchased the gaming facility in the northern Miami suburb of Pompano Beach in May of 2017 and immediately angered its workers by laying off in excess of 80 members of staff. Unite Here purportedly detailed that some 93% of its members currently employed by the Isle Casino Pompano voted to initiate the strike after an over year-long series of negotiations proved fruitless.
KSNV cited Myrtho Bien-Aime, who works as a housekeeper inside the Isle Casino Pompano, as declaring that she earns only $9.20 an hour despite having been employed by the Florida venue for nearly seven years.
Bien-Aime reportedly told the broadcaster…
“They made $100 million in 2018 and our department lost so many workers in the layoff. We work harder for less pay and they are making so much money. It’s just not fair.”
KSNV reported that the strike could not have come at a worse time for Eldorado Resorts Incorporated as it is currently trying to finalize an $8.58 billion arrangement that would see it purchase larger rival Caesars Entertainment Corporation. This deal would purportedly create one of the planet’s largest casino operators with some 76 properties although Donald Taylor, President for Unite Here, warned almost two weeks ago that his group is prepared to fight any efforts that would lead to jobs cuts and a decline in tax revenues.