Detroit casino workers still pushing for demands to be met

November 7, 2023
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Local council puts out donation bins for striking workers.

Workers from Detroit's three casinos have been on strike for nearly a month, and it looks set to continue for longer as they push for more from MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Hollywood Casino at Greektown. 

The City Council President has shown support for the striking workers, with the council providing donations bins around all three striking locations, which will be present throughout the duration of the strikes. The council approved a resolution supporting the workers on strike two weeks ago. 

The Detroit Casino Council posted an update on Friday for its members, with the committee saying companies came down from $60 to $40 on healthcare premium costs, but they are pushing for it to go down to zero. While on wages, the companies have offered a pay increase of $1.95 per hour in the first year of the contract, but the union is holding out for $3.25. 

Member of the Detroit Casino Council, Raeshawn Binder, commented on the situation, "I’m glad everybody out here is trying to help us since we’re on strike. We need the support, and we’re trying to do our best." 

All three casinos continue to operate during the strikes, as the operators and the casino unions continue to talk in regard to getting a fair deal for all parties involved. 

Last week, it was reported that the striking workers had appealed to state lawmakers at the state capitol to support them in their ongoing strike. 

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