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Petition filed to form union at Foxwoods Resort Casino
Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 4:00:38 PM
The United Auto Workers filed a petition Friday with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an election to form a union for about 3,000 dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Union officials called the move the largest organizing effort in Connecticut in decades. It also would be one of the first unions at a tribal casino.
"This step is epochal, portending huge shifts in the legal and labor landscape at tribal casinos all around the country," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, whose office has supported such efforts. "It would almost inevitably lead to similar union efforts at other casinos."
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