Since April 6, 2,300 workers employed by Caesars Windsor casino and represented by Unifor Local 444, have been walking the picket line over workload and respect.
The strike was initiated after a majority of the workers rejected the tentative agreement reached. The striking workers include dealers, cooks, housekeepers and janitors. To learn more about this strike, watch this video from the front lines about their story:
Amid the strike the union’s bargaining team returned to negotiations on April 18 in part because of the energy of the hundreds of workers and the strength of the union who have been holding the picket line and demanding a good contract.
To send the employer a united message the Local is organizing a community rally this coming weekend. Members in the southwestern Ontario area mark your calendars because everyone is invited to join Jerry Dias, National President and Bob Orr, National Secretary-treasurer to a solidarity rally happening on Sunday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m., at the Windsor Riverfront Festival Plaza, 375 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON N9A 7H7.
If you are on social media be sure to send a message of solidarity to the striking workers. Local 444 is on Twitter at @LOCAL444UNIFOR and on Facebook at facebook.com/LOCAL444UNIFOR/.