Workers at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City have agreed to a deal between their union and the casino, averting a strike that was due to begin at 12:01 am on Sunday.
The worker's union Local 54 said that the tentative agreement was reached this week, and will see workers getting higher wages, although terms of the contract weren't publicly made available. This agreement sees the Hard Rock joining the likes of Bally's and Ocean Casino Resort in having a contract. Currently, Resorts and the Golden Nugget don't have a contract, but they're both expected to reach a deal in the coming days.
Regarding the deal Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said, "We are extremely pleased that we were once again able to reach a successful settlement with Unite Here Local 54 to increase wages and benefits for our deserving team members. We look forward to further expanding this excellent relationship at both the national and local levels as we expand our iconic brand."
The contract needs to be ratified via vote from workers, but it is expected to pass easily. Atlantic City hasn't had a worker strike since 2016, and it seems that the relative harmony between workers and casinos will continue for the time being.