Mysterious union dues pop up at Presque Isle Downs, 100 jobs on the line

Close to 100 employees at Presque Isle Downs and Casino are at risk of losing their jobs, according to a letter from a union they didn't know they were a part of.

Dan Nick has been employed at Presque Isle Downs for the past two years.  He says he was never approached by a union or asked to pay dues. 

Nick says he received a letter last month stating he has an outstanding balance of more than $800 in dues to pay to Unite Here Local 57 by September 1st or risk termination.

"I don't feel that I have to pay I don't have to pay those back dues, unfortunately, I can't do anything until the union acts.  If they fire me then I can go forward with my case and pursue it with the National Labor Relations Board."

Presque Isle Down and Casino's Vice President issued this statement, "This is an issue between the union, Unite Here, and its members.  We cannot get involved in this matter.  This can only be resolved by them."

The Unite Here Local 57 Union President refused to comment.

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