Rivers casino says most union labor claims withdrawn

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A spokesman for the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh says 33 unfair labor claims made by union organizers have been withdrawn following a review by the National Labor Relations Board, and the casino hopes to resolve 17 remaining claims.

The NLRB on Tuesday said it had authorized — but not yet filed — a complaint alleging 17 unfair labor practices by the casino against workers and the Steel City Casino Workers Council Organizing Committee. That means the NLRB believes there is merit to the remaining allegations, which the board is trying to settle. If that doesn’t happen, the NLRB can file the complaint.

Union officials claim casino officials are trying to intimidate 800 workers from unionizing. The NLRB is still investigating newer complaints that four union committee members have wrongly been fired or indefinitely suspended.

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