July 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Las Vegas, NV – The Trump International Hotel has agreed to pay $11,200 to two workers who charged that management retaliated against them for union activities.
Michael Campus, who said his hours were wrongly reduced, will get $9,700 in lost pay and interest, and Alma Zamarin, a food server who said that she was denied a transfer to a better job, will get $1,500 in a deal to settle charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board. “I finally have justice,” Zamarin said in a statement through the Culinary Workers Union, UNITE HERE Local 226. “I’m not done fighting to make my workplace better―I will keep going until Donald Trump and his son Eric Trump sit down and negotiate a good contract with their employees.” Workers at the Trump International, which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump co-owns with casino magnate Phil Ruffin, voted to be represented by Local 226 last December, but management has challenged the validity of the vote and refused to begin negotiations on a first contract. Read more