|The Las Vegas Sun reports that Park Place Entertainment Corporation has expressed surprise and “disappointment” at the boycott by truckers of its casino properties here, called for by International Brotherhood of Teamsters President, James P. Hoffa. Hoffa called the boycott after Park Place refused, in negotiations, to reinstate slot machine attendants fired from Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, and after the negotiations failed to bring about a contract with Bally’s Casino and the Hilton Casinos in Atlantic City. |
Park Place also reportedly said they “...believed Mr. Hoffa was given inaccurate information by local union officials.”
The company statement went on to claim that “The labor movement has no greater friend in the gaming industry than Park Place. More than 20,000 Park Place workers are represented by nearly a dozen different labor unions, and approximately 1,800 are teamsters… . Park Place has always negotiated in good faith with the Teamsters and all other unions and will continue to do so… . Because of this long history of cooperation and accommodation, we’re confident that we’ll be able to resolve this misunderstanding once the facts are on the table.”
Mr. Hoffa had nothing to say about Park Place’s response at press time.