Guards become first Sands casino workers with union contract

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 23, 2017 11:07 AM

(Bethlehem) -- Security officers at a Pennsylvania casino have become the first to ratify a union contract under billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

At the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, they agreed to a three-year contract with Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Security officers are part of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

Union President David Hickey says the 146-member local approved a deal that gives security guards immediate raises of 8 percent, a seniority structure and a greater say in work rules at the casino.

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