UFCW Local 152 Announces Support for Eliminating Casino Smoking Loophole

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President Brian String today announced his support for legislation in Trenton to eliminate the casino smoking loophole in state law:

“Our members have been working on the front lines of the pandemic for the last two years. Our success depends on a vibrant South Jersey economy. But as we learned from the pandemic, if workers aren’t healthy, then the economy suffers,” said UFCW Local 152 President Brian String.

“That’s why we’re proud to stand with the thousands of Atlantic City casino workers who are speaking out to eliminate the casino smoking loophole by passing the bipartisan S264/A2151. Our brothers and sisters deserve a smoke-free work environment, period. Healthy casino workers will help the casinos succeed and fuel a thriving local economy – which benefits all of us here in New Jersey,” he continued.

“We will do everything we can to ensure this bill advances in the legislature and lands on Governor Murphy’s desk. It’s been 16 years of waiting for casino workers to be treated like every other employee in our state. Now is the time to get this done.”