On Friday, May 18, Caesars Windsor unionized employees voted down the second tentative agreement between Caesars Windsor and Unifor Local 444. At the ratification vote held at the WFCU Centre, 53% of membership voted not to ratify.
Kevin Laforet, Regional President, Caesars Entertainment, said, “This is unfortunate. We are incredibly disappointed in the outcome of today’s vote which was fully endorsed by both the Unifor National and Local 444 Bargaining teams. The agreement is more than fair and sustainable. I personally want to apologize for the continued inconvenience this causes our customers. The long term effect on our business goes well beyond revenue loss and is immeasurable.”
As a result, Caesars Windsor unionized employees continue to be on strike and the property will remain temporarily closed to the public until a new tentative agreement is reached and ratified. At this time, there are no plans to return to the bargaining table.
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CAESARS WINDSOR WORKERS STILL ON STRIKE
Still on strike at Caesars Windsor.
Workers have rejected the latest tentative agreement by a vote of 52.8% which means the strike continues on day 43 making it the longest strike in Caesars Windsor history.
Unifor Local 444 incoming President Dave Cassidy says the union worked its butt off to get the four year deal which included a pay increase of $2.25 over the life of the agreement.
“The facts of the matter are when I was up there on stage, I was very clear that we have squeezed the washcloth. There is not another drop to get there,” says Cassidy.
The bargaining committee was 100% behind the new deal.
2,100 employees have been on strike since early April.
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