New union website critical of Caesars Entertainment
1 October 2012
The International Union of Operating Engineers appears to be using the website to pressure Caesars in contract talks, charging on the site Monday that Caesars has refused to offer new economic terms and that has left its members working for wages that have been frozen for more than four and a half years.
The union says it represents more than 350 maintenance engineers and slot machine technicians on the Strip at Caesars Palace, Paris, Bally's, Flamingo and Harrah's.
The new site appears to be set up to criticize Caesars with reports about lawsuits involving high rollers in credit disputes with Caesars casinos, executive salaries at the company and health inspection reports for the company's properties.
A message for comment was placed with Caesars and the union about the new site.
The Washington, D.C-based Operating Engineers earlier ran the casinoleaks-Macau website highlighting alleged organized crime ties to Macau casinos, many of which are operated by Las Vegas companies. That site was recently taken down without explanation.
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