Mashantucket casino workers vote against union

Employees at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut rejected a union on Thursday.

The International Union of Operating Engineers wanted to organize more than 300 electricians, carpenters and other skilled maintenance workers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. But over 70 percent voted against the union.

Last year, the United Auto Workers successfully organized among 3,000 card dealers. The tribe says federal labor law doesn't apply to the casino.

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