June 30, 2014
By NJS AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech
Trenton, NJ – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said that the state labor movement is determined to do whatever is necessary to save the 2,100 jobs jeopardized by Caesars Entertainment’s announcement to close Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino.
“The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is determined to bring together federal, state and local officials, labor, business and community groups and company representatives to explore all possible options to keep Showboat operating,” said Wowkanech. “The loss of 2,100 jobs would have devastating consequences for local families and the regional economy, and cannot be allowed to happen.”
“All stakeholders share a common goal of supporting good jobs and businesses, which build a strong and sustainable community,” Wowkanech added.