Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs workers are asking Governor Cuomo to re-open the casinos so that they can get back to work. Theses photos are from the rallies held simultaneously by the five state casinos on August 27.

Erin Young, Union Business Representative for Workers United at Vernon Downs, said Workers United Upstate New York leader Gary Bonadonna Jr., met with the Governor. “While the meeting was promising, we still haven’t been given a date, nor do we have a plan for New York State [to open the casinos],” she said. “The casinos have had their own plans for safety for well over a month now. We need to reopen. And we need to send a message to the governor that [the employees of Vernon Downs] are essential workers — essential to their families, to the local and state economy, and to the New York State education budget.”

Thanks to Workers United Business Representative, Erin Young for these photos.