Immediate average pay hike of 18%

Detroit: MGM Grand workers ratify new contract, ending 47-day strike with historic pay raises

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Casino workers at MGM Grand Detroit ratified a new contract with its employer on Saturday, bringing an end to a 47-day strike at the property.

As per the Detroit Casino Council (DCC), which represents workers at the city's three casinos, the newly ratified five-year agreement covers 1,700 employees. It boasts an immediate average pay raise of 18%, marking the most substantial wage increases ever for MGM Grand Detroit workers, The Detroit News reported.

Additionally, the agreement encompasses a bonus, workload reductions, no health care cost increases for employees, and various job protections.

A noteworthy inclusion in the ratified agreement is the introduction of contract language addressing technology protections for the first time. This entails a guarantee that employees will receive advance notification when new technology that impacts their job is introduced.

The resolution follows the ratification of a new contract by approximately 2,100 workers at Motor City Casino and Hollywood at Greek Town nearly two weeks ago, ending their 34-day strike.

While employees at MotorCity Casino and Hollywood Casino voted in favor of the unified tentative union deal and ended strikes, workers at MGM initially rejected the tentative contract and continued the strikes.

“We’re glad our DCC-represented employees voted tonight to ratify the 64-month contract and end the strike, allowing us to immediately resume full and normal operations at MGM Grand Detroit. We’re excited to welcome our team back and continue providing our guests the entertainment experiences for which MGM Grand Detroit is known,” Matt Buckley, president and COO of Midwest Group, MGM Resorts International, said in a statement.

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