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Atlantic City Casino Union Boss Likens Smoking Ban to ‘Suicide’

Posted on: July 21, 2023, 03:36h. 

Final up to date on: July 21, 2023, 04:45h.

Newly applied Atlantic Metropolis on line casino union chief Donna DeCaprio ruffled some feathers throughout her first week on the job after she was questioned concerning the ongoing permittance of indoor smoking on the 9 resorts.

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Unite Right here Native 54 President Donna DeCaprio doesn’t assume eliminating smoking on the 9 Atlantic Metropolis casinos makes sensible enterprise sense. However on line casino staff say their well being is a threat. (Picture: AP)

DeCaprio took the reins of Unite Right here Native 54, the labor union that represents roughly 10K nongaming staff on the metropolis’s 9 casinos, on Wednesday. She’s going to oversee the commerce group that negotiates pay constructions for a wide range of careers, together with housekeepers, cooks, waiters, bartenders, bellmen, and porters.

She changed Bob McDevitt, who served within the position for greater than 25 years. Whereas DeCaprio gained’t want to barter new collective bargaining agreements for at the least one other three years, her tenure begins with a urgent situation that must be addressed: indoor cigarette smoking on sections of the gaming flooring.

New Jersey lawmakers are contemplating laws that might extinguish the on line casino smoking exemption supplied to Atlantic Metropolis casinos by the state’s 2006 Smoke-Free Air Act. Meeting Invoice 2151 and Senate Invoice 264 are legislative clones that every search to mandate casinos go completely smoke-free.

Beneath present regulation, casinos in Atlantic Metropolis can designate as much as 25% of their flooring area for smoking.

‘Suicide Pact’

Throughout an interview



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