HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 21Issue 39Detroit Casinos and Union Reach Tentative Deal

On Sunday, December 6, 2015, MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Greektown Casino  reached a tentative deal with the Detroit Casino Council for a new contract covering Detroit’s casino employees. Casino employees must now decide whether to ratify the agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. 

The Detroit Casino Council is a group representing workers in labor unions including members of UAW Local 7777, Unite Here Local 24, Teamsters Local 372, the  Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 687, and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324.

According to Unite Here Local 24, the tentative contract includes:

· Maintaining HAP/Blue Cross health plans with no additional premium costs

· $4,250 Lump Sum Bonus signing bonus for full-time employees

· Wage Increases – Year 4: 2% or .30¢. Year 5: 3% or .45¢

· One (1) additional sick/personal day for part-timers, after five years of employment (Currently 2 days after two years)

· Improvements to part-timers scheduling and seniority issues

· Continued protections on sub-contracting

MGM Grand, in a statement posted on a their website, said: "After extended negotiations, the Detroit Casino Council and the three Detroit casinos have reached tentative agreement on a contract settlement that works for all parties."

The negotiations involve over 6,000 employees at the three Detroit commercial casinos, and if passed, the agreement will remain in place for five years. 


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