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ï»¿UNITE HERE Casino Union Threatens Strike in Rhode Island Over Healthcare Benefits
Roughly 375 UNITE HERE Local 26 labor union users are prepared to strike during the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, unless their healthcare benefits are immediately restored.
The time that is next 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 this Rhode Island State House yesterday to demand reinstatement of their insurance coverage help.
With about 100 workers in attendance, Local 26 Vice President Jenna Karlin told progressive blog that is political Future, and anybody else prepared to pay attention, 'Twin River has seen its share of gaming revenues more than double in the very last seven years to over $225 million. Meanwhile, Twin River Casino cut its employees' healthcare coverage.'
In addition to its Lincoln property, Twin River owns the Newport Grand Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Much at risk
Few issues stir up a far more passionate response in America than healthcare. With increasing costs seemingly away from control and the lack that is complete of in Washington,