Detroit Casino workers at MGM Grand Casino are ON STRIKE!
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Why are workers on strike?
Michigan casino workers made sacrifices to help the industry recover during the pandemic and now industry gaming revenues are surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Michigan casino workers have been on strike since October 17 to demand raises and a union contract that help them catch back up.
The wage increases they’re asking for will bring Detroit casino jobs in line with the gaming industry’s promises that they remain good paying hospitality jobs that strengthen Michigan’s economy.
What is the Detroit Casino Council (DCC)?
The Detroit Casino Council (DCC) is UNITE HERE Local 24, the UAW, Teamsters Local 1038, Operating Engineers Local 324, and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters. These five unions represent most of the workers at the three casinos in Detroit: Hollywood Casino at Greektown, MGM Grand Detroit, and MotorCity Casino. Our members work in food and beverage, housekeeping, retail outlets, slots and table games, engineering and more. The DCC partner unions are part of International Unions that have experience representing gaming workers and winning great contracts throughout the United States, including in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
In the News
- CBS Detroit: Detroit casino workers call for boycott of 4 online betting platforms amid strike
- Play Michigan: Detroit Casinos Losing $1.5-2.5 Million Per Day During Workers’ Strike
- CNBC: Thousands of casino workers go on strike in Detroit
- Detroit News: Detroit casino workers strike in bid for better pay