SOOPOO
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May 8th, 2018 at 1:48:28 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

How much is the dealers toke rate?

. In one of the posts it was mentioned around $9.50 an hour so translating to US$ around $8 an hour.

Somewhere downthread my friend Speedycrap bemoaned that these wages might not be a living wage, although slightly above minimum wage, and that ALL jobs should pay a 'living' wage. I am right now at the Hard Rock resort in Punta Cana with another couple. The woman is a staunch Republican and supports you know who, but I have utmost respect for her. She is a bartender who works TWO jobs around 70 hours a week. She could afford to live on one salary but wants more of the things only money can buy (like this vacation). She wants no handout. She wants to work to get ahead. No schooling. No advanced skills. Just hard work. Speedy wants the McDonalds worker to put in his 7am-3pm shift and have his families needs guaranteed. Work ethic should be rewarded. And the government by guaranteeing higher wages without schooling/training is a shot to the broadside of work ethic.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 8th, 2018 at 1:50:35 PM permalink
The Detroit dealers are averaging around $30 an hour including tips.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
speedycrap
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May 8th, 2018 at 1:55:35 PM permalink
A few years back. In Niagara Falls, Canada, husband ans wife working full time at Mcdonalds can have a house, car and a life.
Yes, the house is not a nice mansion but it is a house for the family. A car is not new and fancy but is a car for transportation. No steak for dinner and family fun might be picnic at the park or fishing. But that is a life. Minimum wage at Madonalds can still be a living wage. No advanced skill/higher education means not a comfortable life. Government hand out will never be a good life.
coilman
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May 10th, 2018 at 9:55:13 PM permalink
Ok here is what has happened around here

the union was due to have elections coming up soon

James Stewart decided to run for financial Secretary job and the financial secretary would run for Presidents Job

nobody runs against either so they are acclaimed

now Caesars says we will be willing to get back to the table next Tuesday

Did James piss them off and in doing so cost himself the top dog job>? as in Caesars told them they would not return to the table with James in charge of the Union..... james was my first union rep when I worked in the plant making those world famous minivans

anyhow here is the latest news

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/unifor-local-444-installs-new-president-as-caesars-windsor-strike-continues
ams288
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May 17th, 2018 at 5:36:14 AM permalink
Caesars Windsor just tweeted:

Quote:

Caesars Windsor management and Unifor Local 444 have reached a new tentative agreement. Caesars Windsor unionized employees will vote to ratify the agreement. We will remain closed during this time.

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
coilman
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May 17th, 2018 at 6:13:09 AM permalink
get your gambling money ready... looks like the MAY LONG WEEKEND is time to open it back up

https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2018/05/17/caesars-windsor-strike-unifor/618331002/


a change in leadership for the Union to the guy that the union sold down the river the one contract where the union FORGOT to disclose to the membership that the 25 cents raise in year two of the contract was on the very last day of year two of the contract not the first day....I kid you not.
coilman
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May 18th, 2018 at 10:09:03 AM permalink
47.2% voted to approve the newest contract

the strike continues

these folks are STANDING STRONG

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/caesars-windsor-contract-vote-may-1.4668940
ams288
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May 18th, 2018 at 10:21:27 AM permalink
From the article:

Quote:

"This says quite conceivably I could be on a smoking floor all day," said Mary Hansen as she exited the meeting. "All day. I don't smoke it makes me sick. I have asthma."



Are they trying to allow smoking in Caesars Windsor?
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
SM777
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May 18th, 2018 at 11:04:41 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

From the article:



Are they trying to allow smoking in Caesars Windsor?



I think since that quote came from a housekeeper, she was referring to smoking rooms. I'm not familiar with the property, but does the hotel have designated floors that allow smoking? It took it as she didn't want to be cleaning all the rooms on a smoking floor.
coilman
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May 18th, 2018 at 9:37:22 PM permalink
a quote off facebook by a worker

You are absolutely right about the bargaining team. But you can't leave management without blame. They are the greedy ones. Bringing in millions a day but then crying they have nothing to give to the workers. Besides the money isn't the real issue. This contract was voted down because of the absence of outsourcing language. The casino wants out if the food business. The workers have to protect their jobs. 5300 people worked there years ago. Now it down to 2100. 2300 just before they closed another restaurant and threw 200 people to the street. The place has doubled in size and cut more than 50 percent if the workforce. No wages increase, outsourcing language and a 3 year deal and that contract gets 100 percent approved. To give the city 12 million then say there's nothing left for the workers that make the casino so much money. Cmon

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