Paragon Gaming is relocating Edgewater Casino to a new $600m facility in September of 2017, but instead staffing the new location with their existing union employees, they are planning to outsource the food and beverage department.
This will affect over 100 casino workers represented by Unifor who fought hard for a collective agreement and respect from their employer. The jobs created by the new facility will be outsourced to Las Vegas-based Elizabeth Blau, a non-union restaurant planning and consulting company.
This will eradicate seniority and reduce benefits for the casino's food workers, some of whom have been with the company for 10 years.
You can support the workers of Edgewater Casino by joining them at a rally this evening.
Edgewater Casino Solidarity Rally
Where: 760 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
When: Friday, September 15 at 5:00 pm
Hope you can make it out!
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