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Caesars Windsor, union reach tentative agreement; Vote expected Friday

Posted at 9:58 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 10:01:45-04

Caesars Windsor could reopen soon as the casino/hotel and union, Local 444 Unifor, reached a tentative agreement.

According to a post on the union's Facebook page, they reached an agreement early Thursday morning but asked members to continue to maintain picket lines until further notice.

In a later post, the union said it will hold a ratification meeting and vote on Friday morning. 

The casino and hotel has been closed since Friday, April 6 due to the labor disruption. At first, Caesars canceled hotel reservations and events through April 12 but most recently they postponed shows and events, and canceled reservations through the end of the month.

“This is a difficult message to release again," said Regional President of Caesars Entertainment, Kevin Lafor, said at the timet. "As with earlier decisions to postpone upcoming concerts and cancel hotel reservations, it is necessary in order to give our customers advance notice to make alternate plans.”

It's not clear how long it will take the casino to open back up if there agreement is ratified.