Snake eyes in more ways than one

The dice and card dealers at Caesar’s Palace want a union and apparently any union will do as they are running a web campaign to elect the Transport Workers Union (TWU) as their bargaining representative.

This mostly underground and out of sight web campaign has dealers signing online forms of support and complaining about every thing under the sun in chat rooms.

Dealers at the Wynn Las Vegas voted a union in out of sheer anger and revenge over how their tips were being shared with supervisors (The real problem was one of poor communication, no wait, no communication). The Caesar’s Palace dealers fear the same thing is going to happen at their casino.

I see a pattern emerging, don’t you? The management at Wynn Las Vegas blew off information and angry blogs posted by the dealers and the union won by a landslide.

“The Web site showed us there was real interest by the dealers to organize. Using the Internet…is the wave of the future,” the organizer said. Caesars Palace representatives declined to comment on the organizing effort. Craps, 7 out. And I thought the house always won…

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Walter Orechwa

Walter is Projections’ CEO and the founder of UnionProof & A Better Leader. As the creator of Union Proof Certification, Walter provides expert advice, highly effective employee communication resources and ongoing learning opportunities for Human Resources and Labor Relations professionals.