United Workers Scores a Win for Baltimore Casino Employees a Year Before the Casino Is Set to Open

Share the News

From United Workers' Fair Development rally. Photo by Liz Donadio.
From United Workers’ Fair Development rally.

When it comes to advocating for workers’ rights, why wait until the workers start working? United Workers, Unite Here Local 7, and Community Churches United organized a rally Saturday to make demands on Horseshoe Baltimore on behalf of the downtown casino’s future employees — including living wages, the right to unionize, and that most workers come from the city.

The president of Unite Here, Roxie Herbekian, says the groups are this close to a signed deal. According to Herbekian, the logic for the rally runs like this: “If you’re going to get a public benefit, if you’re going to get public money, you should provide something that’s going to be good for the community and what Baltimore needs more than anything is a good paycheck.”


Share the News