"Casino owners shouldn't be manipulating the system and exploiting bankruptcy laws as a way to break unions and take away the rights and benefits of the workers," he said. "Atlantic City's gaming industry is obviously experiencing the difficult challenges of competition from other states, but the answer is not to engage in practices that punish the workers."
"The people of Atlantic City fought like hell in 1976 to get casino gaming here because they wanted good middle-class jobs in the hospitality industry," he said. "It's OK if billionaires come into Atlantic City and get even richer from the industry. But everyone has to benefit, and that's what they all forget."