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.”
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