Summary: Hospitality workers in Detroit’s casinos have gone on strike after failed contract negotiations. The strike, called by the Detroit Casino Council, is the first in the council’s history. Workers are demanding better wages, workload reduction, and improved healthcare and retirement benefits.
Thousands of hospitality workers in Detroit have walked off the job at casinos operated by MGM Resorts International and Penn Entertainment. The strike was called by the Detroit Casino Council (DCC) after negotiations for a new contract failed. The DCC negotiating committee, which includes five unions representing 3,700 casino employees, estimates that the strike could cost operators $3.4 million per day in lost revenue. The workers are seeking better wages to keep up with inflation, as well as improved benefits.
MGM is also in negotiations with the Culinary Workers and Bartenders Unions in Las Vegas for a new contract, as union actions for better working conditions are happening across various industries in the United States.
Tags: Detroit casino workers, strike, contract negotiations, MGM Resorts International, Penn Entertainment