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Auto union eyes Mohegan Sun casino workers

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers Union is trying to organize about 1,400 table games workers and poker dealers at the Mohegan Sun Casino, nearly five years after organizing employees at neighboring Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Ted Feng, assistant regional director of the union, said Tuesday that workers want to win pay and benefits at least as good as workers at unionized Foxwoods. He said employees approached the UAW, which began a campaign July 6 to sign up workers.

Jeffrey Hartmann, the chief executive of the Mohegan Sun, said the Mohegan Sun does not believe a union is in the best of interests of employees and would disrupt the casino's one-on-one relationship with employees.

Feng said the UAW will seek majority support, more than the 30 percent required by federal law for unions to petition for an election.

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