Caesars casino’s union employees rally for better health insurance


Caesars Southern Indiana Casino’s union employees are calling for better health care coverage.Dozens of union workers held signs and chanted for proper health care coverage at the corner of Main and Fifth streets in New Albany Friday. The group is asking for the community’s support in their call for better health and safety protocols.Some of the workers said the coronavirus pandemic and the possible sale of the casino are making it harder to get good affordable health insurance.”It puts a picture that it’s not just words, it’s people. People are hurting and suffering. Some people are forced to make tough decisions,” said Greg Miller. “I’m lucky, I’ve got enough money. But others of my fellow union brothers and sisters, they’ve got to choose between eating or getting their medicines, literally because of their low pay.”Caesars Entertainment responded to the rally with a statement saying they are continuing good-faith contract negotiations with their union partners. Here’s the statement:”Caesars Southern Indiana remains focused on continuing good-faith contract negotiations with our union partners. Our goal is to reach an amicable resolution of all outstanding issues in the near future.”We implemented health and safety protocols to address COVID-19 in a priority effort to create a comfortable work and guest environment. Our mandatory mask policy for employees and guests is just one example, as well as initiatives related to social distancing, optimizing airflow, mandatory temperature checks, increased cleaning and sanitation, increased non-smoking areas, and many others. Many of these are also a result of directives from the state which are based on advice from health authorities.”We continue to learn and adapt in these challenging circumstances. We will evaluate other ways to increase health and safety as guided by medical science data.”Click here for updates on the company’s response to COVID-19.

Caesars Southern Indiana Casino’s union employees are calling for better health care coverage.

Dozens of union workers held signs and chanted for proper health care coverage at the corner of Main and Fifth streets in New Albany Friday. The group is asking for the community’s support in their call for better health and safety protocols.

Some of the workers said the coronavirus pandemic and the possible sale of the casino are making it harder to get good affordable health insurance.

“It puts a picture that it’s not just words, it’s people. People are hurting and suffering. Some people are forced to make tough decisions,” said Greg Miller. “I’m lucky, I’ve got enough money. But others of my fellow union brothers and sisters, they’ve got to choose between eating or getting their medicines, literally because of their low pay.”

Caesars Entertainment responded to the rally with a statement saying they are continuing good-faith contract negotiations with their union partners. Here’s the statement:

“Caesars Southern Indiana remains focused on continuing good-faith contract negotiations with our union partners. Our goal is to reach an amicable resolution of all outstanding issues in the near future.

“We implemented health and safety protocols to address COVID-19 in a priority effort to create a comfortable work and guest environment. Our mandatory mask policy for employees and guests is just one example, as well as initiatives related to social distancing, optimizing airflow, mandatory temperature checks, increased cleaning and sanitation, increased non-smoking areas, and many others. Many of these are also a result of directives from the state which are based on advice from health authorities.

“We continue to learn and adapt in these challenging circumstances. We will evaluate other ways to increase health and safety as guided by medical science data.”

Click here for updates on the company’s response to COVID-19.

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