Union: Strike 'likely' at Atlantic City casinos starting Friday

The head of Atlantic City's main casino workers union says a strike "is likely" against at least one casino this Friday, as the long holiday weekend gets underway.

Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, says it remains in talks with Bally's, Caesars, Harrah's, Tropicana and the Trump Taj Mahal.

He says the issue is making sure casinos continue to provide a decent middle class living for workers.

The union is trying to recoup concessions it made in past years when casinos were in worse financial shape. The casinos say they are committed to a deal that is fair to both sides.

About 6,500 workers who serve drinks, cook food and clean hotel rooms would strike if a deal is not reached.

Borgata, Resorts and Golden Nugget would not be affected by a strike.