The last piece has finally made it to the puzzle as MGM Grand Detroit workers confirm the end of a 47-day strike action. On Nov. 19, union workers under the auspices of the Detroit Casino Council had earlier voted for an end to picketing in MotorCity Casino and Hollywood Casino at Greektown. However, staff of MGM Grand Detroit voted overwhelmingly against what was termed “the largest wage increases ever negotiated in the Detroit casino industry’s 23-year history.”
On Saturday, December 2, the union workers eventually came to terms with a new deal after a slight amendment of the former contract. MGM Grand Detroit staff are now expected to resume, with the retail casino looking forward to operating at full capacity ahead of the festive season.