Columbia Sussex, former owner of the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, asked for an extension to pay a state-imposed fine of $750,000 until the property is sold. The company lost its casino license in December 2007 for
Meanwhile, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge overturned an October 2007 election in which Tropicana security workers rejected union representation by the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America by a margin of one vote. The judge ruled that Columbia Sussex had conducted “close and intimidating surveillance” of union activity, and that it had unjustly influenced the election.
Union organizers said they were confident of a win the second time around, but admitted they were unsure how the election would proceed in light of the resort’s sale.
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