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(Reuters) – Staff at three Detroit casinos have voted in favor of authorizing a strike, if mandatory, the United Auto Staff (UAW) union mentioned on Saturday.
The union mentioned the Detroit On line casino Council (DCC), representing employees on the MGM Grand Detroit, Hollywood at Greektown and MotorCity casinos, mentioned employees voted 99% “sure” on Friday to authorize a strike in any respect three areas if a brand new contract settlement is not reached.
The DCC might name for strikes as quickly as mid-October when contracts expire, it mentioned in an announcement.
The Detroit On line casino Council is made up of 5 unions representing on line casino staff, together with UNITE HERE Native 24, UAW, Teamsters Native 1038, Working Engineers Native 324, and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters.
The announcement comes as labor unions benefit from low unemployment to push for increased pay and higher working circumstances of their talks over new labor agreements.
About 18,300 UAW members working on the Detroit Three automakers – Ford (NYSE:), Common Motors (NYSE:) and Chrysler father or mother Stellantis (NYSE:), are already on strike. That has led to the shutdown of 1 meeting plant at every of the three carmakers and 38 components distribution facilities at GM and Stellantis.