Twin River Casino/Bally’s workers in Lincoln, R.I., have expressed their displeasure at not being recalled back to work after Rhode Island lifted all COVID-19 restrictions.
Represented by General Teamsters Local Union 251, workers at the casino have not been recalled back to their jobs to date after a long layoff, despite restrictions being lifted and the Twin River’s gaming revenue and guest capacity being increased proportionally.
Matthew Taibi, principal officer of Local 251, sees the gamesmanship with working conditions at Twin Rivers as damaging.
“It’s unfortunate that corporate profits are being prioritised before people, which Twin River has clearly demonstrated by its actions so far by not returning its valuable workers back to their previous positions,” said Taibi. “The fact that working Americans here in Rhode Island are having their surplus labor value ignored is disgusting. They’re betting against the house.
“Our members at Twin River are fully capable, willing, and qualified to return to their positions immediately. They have always provided exceptional customer service to guests who visit the casino from all over New England. It is time for Twin River to recall them to work.”
Teamsters Local 251 represents over 6,300 workers in a wide variety of industries throughout Rhode Island.