FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Saturday, December 2, 2023 Contact: Annemarie Strassel, [email protected], (312-617-0495) DCC Unions Ratify Agreement with MGM Grand Detroit, Ending 47-Day Strike DETROIT – Union members with the Detroit Casino Council have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with MGM Grand Detroit after 47 days on strike. The unions will suspend the strike effective […]
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As Penn Entertainment launches its new ESPN BET rebrand for its sports betting app, workers at Penn-operated Hollywood Casino at Greektown, located in downtown Detroit, are calling on wagerers to boycott the platform until they are no longer on strike.
The Detroit Casino strike is extending into cyberspace. Today, the Detroit Casino Council (DCC) is calling on the public to boycott four sports betting and online casino platforms associated with the three casinos where workers have been forced on strike: FanDuel (MotorCity Casino), soon-to-be-launched ESPN BET and Hollywood iCasino (Hollywood Casino at Greektown), and BetMGM (MGM Grand Detroit).
In conjunction with the boycott, the DCC will launch a digital ad campaign on Monday, November 13, targeting users of the online platforms to inform them of the ongoing labor disputes and encourage them not to use the apps until Detroit’s casino industry offers their workers fair wages and benefits and workers are no longer on strike .
MEDIA ADVISORY for November 7, 2023 at 10:00am
As Detroit casino workers head into their fourth week on strike against Detroit’s profitable gaming industry, workers are calling for a “Detroit Strikers Bill of Rights” to protect the health and safety of people forced to walk the picket lines. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, workers will share their stories and present a “Detroit Strikers Bill of Rights” with provisions designed to keep protestors safe, such as the right to move safely and the right to take measures to stay warm.
Unions representing Detroit’s striking casino workers are launching a new donation program to support workers on strike at MotorCity Casino, MGM Grand Detroit, Hollywood Casino at Greektown and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). As the weather gets colder and strikes stretch longer, unions and allies are coming together to ensure that strikers have everything they need while on the picket line. City Council President Mary Sheffield joined strikers at the rally today launching the donation drive.
After launching a citywide casino strike on Oct. 17, Detroit’s casino workers call on state leaders to join their picket line and pass legislation supporting all working people in Michigan.
MEDIA ADVISORY for October 31, 2023
Detroit casino strikers are headed to Lansing to speak to Michigan leaders about their fight for a fair contract and important legislation impacting all working people in Michigan.
MEDIA ADVISORY for October 30, 2023
As sports fans flood into downtown Detroit today for the Lions game, Detroit’s striking casino workers are making a simple request: Please don’t play, eat, drink, meet, or sleep at the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, or Hollywood Casino at Greektown!
The Detroit City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday morning in support of unionized casino workers at the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Hollywood Casino at Greektown. One week ago, workers launched a wall-to-wall strike affecting 3,700 casino employees across a broad range of classifications including dealers, cleaning staff, food and beverage workers, valets, engineers and more.
MEDIA ADVISORY for October 24, 2023 at 10:00am
After launching a citywide casino strike less than one week ago, casino workers call on city leaders to hold Detroit casinos to their promise of creating good jobs.