Unions, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati reach tentative agreement


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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Four Casino Workers Council unions representing workers at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati have reached a tentative agreement on a first contract.

The tentative agreement between the council representing the UAW, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Steelworkers and UNITE HERE, and casino operator JACK Entertainment LLC, includes general wage increases, retroactive pay and lump-sum payments, among other improvements. Details are being withheld until bargaining unit members of each individual union vote on the agreement, which is expected to be completed by April 23.

The contract would cover 854 Horseshoe gaming workers. The UAW represents table games dealers, while poker dealers are members of the Steelworkers. The Teamsters represent valet and warehouse workers, while culinary employees are members of UNITE HERE.

“We’re proud of the work the bargaining committee has done during this lengthy process and are ready to discuss the details of this agreement with the membership,” said Ken Lortz, director of UAW Region 2B, which includes Ohio.

Chad Barnhill, senior vice president and general manager, JACK Entertainment, said the agreement is expected to work well for all parties.

“We are pleased to be aligned with our union partners on what we believe is a fair agreement for all involved,” Barnhill said. “We look forward to continuing our great work together.”

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