UAW Leads in Gaming
More than 10,000 gaming industry workers across eight states are members of the Gaming Union, UAW, including Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Rhode Island.
From Casino Dealers , Slot Attendants, Cage Associates, Count Room Associates, Keno and Simulcast workers in Detroit, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, to Jai Alai players in Orlando, we are the Gaming Union, UAW.
“Our first dealer contract is a game-changer for our members, but is one that dealers at other houses in Las Vegas will take notice of,” said Brian Bay, dealer unit chairman at Local 3555. “Our bargaining committee’s hard work and commitment, combined with the Gaming Union, UAW’s longtime experience representing gaming employees, made this agreement possible.”
UAW Local 7777 members at Greektown Casino in Detroit understand the benefits of having union representation, even in hard times. In early 2009 they negotiated an agreement that not only saved jobs, but also maintained health care.
In 2007, casino dealers and supervisors organized with the Gaming Union, UAW at Foxwoods Casino and Resorts in Connecticut, one of the largest casinos in the world. Also in 2007, dealers, full- and part-time dual rates, and slot technicians organized at three major casinos in Atlantic City: Bally’s, Caesars and Tropicana. Dealers at four Ohio casinos in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati organized in 2012 and 2013. Dealers and slot attendants at two Las Vegas casinos, Flamingo/Margaritaville, organized in 2013 and 2014. Again, in early 2015 the dealers at the Baltimore Horseshoe Casino recognized the UAW as their exclusive bargaining agent. In mid 2015 the dealers at the LINQ Casino and the slot attendants at Paris/Bally’s in Las Vegas, NV organized to be part of the Gaming Union, UAW and again, in 2016 the Cage, Count Room and Retail Associates at the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas overwhelmingly said yes to being part of the Gaming Union, UAW. In 2019 in Las Vegas, Guest Service Representatives at MGM casino, and five gaming dealers in casinos voted to join the UAW: Caesars Palace; Bally’s, Harrah’s, Paris and Wynn.