Atlantic City has rejected a bid by the main casino workers union to force a public vote this fall on one casino's policy limiting many customer service jobs to between four and six years.

City Clerk Rhonda Williams rejected petitions Monday from Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, saying they improperly tied the hands of the City Council and did not have enough signatures.

The union says it has more than enough signatures and will go to court to force the referendum in November.

The $2.4 billion Revel, which opened in April, is the only one of Atlantic City's 12 casinos to impose term limits on employees.

Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis says the business needs to ensure that customer-service employees don't become indifferent to the needs of guests.

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