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What Do You Exactly Need to Know about Negotiations with Detroit Casino’s?

- November 10, 2015 By Samantha A. -

The council for Detroit Casinos will be sitting back at the bargaining table again today in a round of negotiations that have been closely watched by the city leaders due to tens of millions of the city’s tax revenue being at stake as well as the intense competition in the region among the casinos.
Here is everything that you should know about the negotiations:
What Casino’s are involved in the negotiations?

MotorCity, Greektown, as well as MGM Grand Detroit.
What labor unions are involved in the negotiations?

The Detroit Casino Council is a group of four labor unions that are used to bargain on the behalf of the casino workers in Detroit.  These unions include the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324, Teamsters Local 372, Unite Here Local 24, as well as the UAW Local 777.
What types of workers are represented in the negotiations?

The main types of workers that are represented are engineers, front desk workers, valet workers, dealers, attendants, guest room workers, as well as the beverage and food workers as well as other types of casino workers.
The strike was authorized by more than six thousand casino workers within the Detroit area.
How many workers are represented by these unions in the negotiations?

There are more than six thousand casino workers that are being represented by the unions in the negotiations at the table.
At this point what is the current status of the workers contract?

The current contract that is with all three of the casinos was set to expire on the 16th of October.  All sides that are involved in the negotiations have agreed to continue working under an imprecise extension.
What is the negotiation status?

Bargaining sessions have been scheduled to proceed on Monday as well as Tuesday and also on the 16th and 17th of November.

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