CLEVELAND: Workers at Ohio’s first casino want to join a union.
The Plain Dealer reports that employees of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland have voted to unionize and are ranking the issues they want to negotiate with management.
The bargaining agent, the Cleveland Casino Workers Council, is actually an alliance of four unions that already represent casino workers in other states.
The Cleveland Casino Workers Council includes 1,050 Horseshoe employees. An arbitrator certified the election results Aug. 16.
The unions are also trying to organize workers at the Hollywood Casino Toledo. They also hope to represent employees at a casino opening in Columbus in October and another expected to open next spring in Cincinnati.
Horseshoe Casino spokeswoman Christina Karas says management is not objecting to the unionization of its employees.