Over ten years ago, Local 139 worked extremely hard to secure the work at Tioga Downs. Even though we weren't the low bid we did get the work. Our members did an excellant job for owner Jeff Gural and that work ethic stuck with him. Fast forward to the present and Tioga Downs is awarded a full gaming license to install table games and slot machines. Local 139 has entered into a project labor agreement (PLA) with Tioga Downs to assure that all work will be done Union. As of November 9, 2015 some work will begin on some underground piping to prepare for casino addition and the upcoming hotel and convention center. Business Manager Ernie Hartman will be meeting with LP Ciminelli to iron out timelines and bidding schedules.
In 2016, Matco Electric began the renovations that will turn Tioga Downs into a fully licensed casion. Work on a hotel/convention center will begin in the fourth quarter of 2016 and work on the Tioga Country Club will begin in 2017.
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