by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 02, 2012

Three major labor unions, including the Teamsters and the United Auto Workers, have announced plans to unionize workers at Revel, the Atlantic City casino resort set to debut officially on Memorial Day weekend. According to the Associated Press, the unions are joining with Local 54 of Unite Here, the hotel workers' group, to start a unionization drive at Revel, whose dealers, hotel workers, beverage servers and others are not represented by a union. "Revel wants to open a non-union casino in the midst of a union town, and destroy the standard of living that generations of workers have walked picket lines and gone on strike to achieve," Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54, told the AP. "That is unacceptable and impossible for us to ignore." In a statement, the resort said it is working on a proposal to let its workers decide whether they want to join a union.