- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Unions representing workers at Detroit’s three casinos have reached a tentative contract agreement that would cover about 7,000 workers.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Detroit Casino Council, a consortium of four unions, reached the deal Sunday with Greektown Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino.

Joe Daugherty, president of Unite Here Local 24, says details will be shared with union members at informational meetings.

The deal is subject to a ratification vote by workers.

Marc Whitefield, a spokesman for the casinos, tells The Detroit News it’s “a good deal for the employees, a good deal for the Detroit casino industry and a good deal for Detroit.”

The negotiations were closely watched by Detroit leaders because of the high volume of tourism and tax revenue generated by the casinos.



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