Updated: Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 5:11 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013, 5:11 PM EDT
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — A union that represents more than 2,000 dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino says it is looking to shed 50 table-game dealers.
Mary Johnson, president of Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers, says casino management is offering 50 severance packages.
The cuts reported by The Day of New London (http://bit.ly/Xv11lR ) come after the casino last month announced a reorganization that would lead to a reduction in the workforce.
The UAW has been negotiating its second contract at Foxwoods, which is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The union's first contract expired in 2011 and both sides entered arbitration toward a new contract last spring.
Johnson said issues in the negotiations include pay increases, health care costs and air quality in the casino's table-games areas.
Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com