KSTP/ABC TV 5 Eyewitness News in Saint Paul, MN has obtained a letter management at Running Aces Harness Track has sent to hundreds of employees outlining plans to cut wages significantly.
"The plan we are sharing with our employees in the coming days includes no layoffs, no loss of benefits to current full-time employees or job reductions. Our redesigned card room assignments are geared to keep the impact to employee earnings as neutral as possible.
Running Aces like many businesses has struggled through the last several years due to unstable economic conditions. Therefore we are restructuring our staff and team to optimize our guest experience to match our current labor and skill needs with the demands of our card room operations.
In recent years, in addition to the unstable economic conditions, a national downturn in poker play, the multi-million dollar 10 year infusion of tribal slot machine marketing dollars into Canterbury Park, and the restrictive business and cost increases from current Statutes has taken it’s toll on Running Aces.
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