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Tropicana Chauffeurs Losing their Jobs

Posted on May 9, 2007 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

ATLANTIC CITY — The payroll has been shrinking at Tropicana Casino and Resort since Columbia Sussex Corp. took over the Boardwalk casino, along with other casinos in Nevada and Indiana, in January. Among the latest casualties: the casino's on-staff limousine drivers.

A company spokeswoman told The Press of Atlantic City that the department had been abolished, but would not say exactly how many jobs had been cut with that move or in other layoffs this year. But one limo driver said about 40 workers in the limo department were laid off.

The Casino Control Commission says the number of employees at the Tropicana dropped from 4,507 to 3,846 — or about 15% — between Jan. 2 and April 2. That does not include the limo driver layoffs. Workers say the job cuts have depressed morale and some politicians want to know whether the company is violating any laws. However, the chauffeurs may not be entirely out of luck. Atlantic Limousine Inc., which had previously contracted for a chunk of the casino's limo business, is now getting it all. As part of a deal to take on the remainder of the business, the company agreed to hire displaced drivers, said casino spokeswoman Courtney Birmingham.

"All of the employees who are qualified, as far as my company is concerned, will have a job," said Dan Geiger, president of the Atlantic City-based company.

Tropicana driver Steven Saglia said the casino called him on Monday to tell him his job was being cut. He would have celebrated his 24th anniversary with the company today. He said the chauffeurs made a maximum wage of $10.68 per hour. But with tips, they can bring in $40,000 to $50,000 per year.

Source: Associated Press

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