Why MGM casino workers in Detroit say they voted down contract offer

Why MGM casino workers in Detroit say they voted down contract offer

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  • Sarah Michals and Brian Schwartz, WMYD-TV
November 20, 2023 8:11 PM
  • Sarah Michals and Brian Schwartz, WMYD-TV

MGM Grand Detroit union workers are out on the picket line again today. They are the only Detroit casino group that voted down last Friday’s tentative contract offer from Detroit casinos.

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Strikers outside MGM Monday told 7 Action News that the historic offer was close, but not quite there.

“I was afraid that a 64-month contract was just too long,” said Wendy Abraham, a union member and dealer at MGM Grand Detroit.

The long duration of the contract was a key issue for Abraham and many of the 700 some MGM union workers who voted not to ratify the contract. The second key issue seemed to be the $3/hour upfront pay raise.