Union rejects agreement with Caesars Windsor, casino/hotel to remain closed

Posted at 1:16 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 14:17:11-04

A day after reaching a tentative agreement with Caesars Windsor, Local 444 Unifor members rejected an agreement that would put them back to work.

The vote, which started at 10 a.m., failed with 53 percent of the members voting against the deal.

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 time. "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.”

The casino and hotel will remain closed and members will continue to picked at the casino.