Roughly 375 UNITE HERE Local 26 labor union members are prepared to strike during the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, unless their healthcare benefits are instantly restored.
The time that is next HERE Local 26 members stage a sit in, it may 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 out-of-pocket that is new total over $100,000 for union members alone, based on the local UNITE HERE chapter.
The union took its voice to the actions 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 political blog RI Future, and anybody else willing to listen, ‘Twin River has seen its share of gaming revenues more than dual in the past seven years to over $225 million. Meanwhile, Twin River Casino cut its employees’ healthcare protection.’
In addition to its Lincoln home, Twin River owns the Newport Grand Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Much at risk
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