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HomemichiganDetroit casino workers picket in Michigan's latest labor union strike

Detroit casino workers picket in Michigan’s latest labor union strike

Workers at Detroit’s three casinos went on strike Tuesday, the latest major labor dispute in Michigan and one that follows a partial walkout at auto companies.

Unions represent 3,700 people, including dealers, cleaning staff, valets and food staff. The casinos — MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Hollywood Casino at Greektown — pledged to stay open.

“We will take whatever lawful action is necessary to fill shifts and continue providing our customers with entertainment and service,” Matt Buckley, president and chief operating officer of MGM Resorts Midwest Group, said in a letter to employees.

Meanwhile, the UAW is in the fifth week of a partial strike against General Motors, Ford Motor and Stellantis. More than 1,000 people are on strike at health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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