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Workers contest law exempting Atlantic City casinos from indoor smoking ban

BY WAYNE PARRY Associated Press
Posted 4/12/24

Frustrated at having unsuccessfully agitated for over three years to get lawmakers to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos, workers are trying a new tactic. They filed a lawsuit to try to overturn a law that leaves casino workers as the only ones not covered by the protections of a clean workplace air act.

The United Auto Workers, which represents workers at the Bally's, Caesars and Tropicana casinos, and a group of casino workers opposed to smoking in the gambling halls, last week filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court challenging New Jersey's indoor clean air law.

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