LOCAL 404 CASINO TEAMSTERS RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT

LOCAL 404 CASINO TEAMSTERS RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT
Newly organized Teamsters at the MGM Casino in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts ratified their four-year agreement yesterday. The ratification was held throughout the day and was jointly counted by the wall-to-wall unit of union members including UNITE/HERE. The cumulative vote was 293-23 in favor of the contract.

The first-time contract includes:
o Wage increases of $2.30 for full time employees and $1.40 for part-time employees and a ratification bonus.
o Grievance Procedures
o Seniority rules
o Subcontracting protections
o No cost increases to employees for the health plan.
o Paid holidays

Additionally, in the third year of the contract, the members will become participants in the New England Teamsters pension.

“This contract immediately provides strong Teamster representation and creates a solid foundation for future contracts,” said Frank Rossi, Teamsters Local 404 Principal Officer. “I’m proud of these members for standing together, speaking up and achieving their first union contract.”

The more than 70 members work as valet clerks, front desk attendants, limousine drivers and warehouse attendants.

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