"It was a public, private, union partnership. The government funded the training cost. They also quality-controlled the courses, to make sure they were sufficient, good quality. The private sector, in this case Resorts World, paid for the in house training that is relevant to the specific needs of the operation and the labor union. We are the market maker. We bring the employer together, we bring the worker together, we put together all the funding and we package it for the workers. So it was a three-way collaboration.
"After we did all this collaboration with Resorts World, we approached Resorts World and said, 'Since we did all this, how about we take our courtship a stage further and in engagement mode and unionize the company?' and the company said yes. So today, of 7,000 rank-and-file workers 4,000 are union members."