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In a report released today, the Detroit Casino Council (DCC) estimates that, if workers are forced to strike at MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown, it could put at risk approximately $738,000 in city and state tax revenues and $3.4 million in casino operator revenues per day.
Among the workers calling for increased pay are Jamil Johnson, a 16-year employee at MGM Grand Detroit. The 52-year-old Detroit resident is a server at D.PRIME Steakhouse in the casino. “We are the workers that made financial sacrifices and extended our contract so that the casinos could weather the storm during COVID,” Johnson said. Johnson […]
“Our people are doing the jobs of two and three people,” said Nia Winston of Local 24. “And the casinos aren’t doing enough to fill the positions that they still have open because the wages are not competitive.” That includes Shataya Thompson, who spoke through tears. “I want what’s best for my family,” she said, […]
DETROIT CASINO COUNCIL) Rally with UAW Big Three Friday at 4pm. Meet at Ford Training Center on Jefferson by Huntington Place. (Txt STOP 2quit)
DETROIT CASINO COUNCIL) Negotiations Tues & Wed focused on Discipline & Grievance contract language and dept issues. Next week goal: reach tentative agreement on non-economic issues, so we can start economic bargaining. In Solidarity, wear your BUTTON, until we WIN!