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Union alleges unfair labor practices at Des Plaines casino

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  • Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is facing complaints of unfair labor practices by the UNITE HERE Local 1 union. Casino management denies the claim and says most of their workers do not want to join a union.

      Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is facing complaints of unfair labor practices by the UNITE HERE Local 1 union. Casino management denies the claim and says most of their workers do not want to join a union.
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A service employees union has filed unfair labor practice complaints against Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, claiming casino management is trying to block workers from unionizing. Casino management denies the claims and says most workers do not want to join a union. "We take great pride in our team and respect the rights of our team members to choose," spokesman Dennis Culloton said in a statement. "So far, the overwhelming majority of our team members have consistently chosen to remain independent. That is their choice and their right."

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