SEIU Local 2.on

SEIU Local 2.on

April 03, 2009 14:48 ET

SEIU Local 2.on: Strike at Windsor Raceway Ends

Security guards and management agree to new deal

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2009) - Security guards at the Windsor Raceway settled their strike today after a deal was struck with management.

"After four weeks on the picket line we got an improved offer then when we started. This is a hard fought victory and we won," said security guard Rick Bethuine.

A majority of the 18 employees have spent close to twenty or more years at the track. The deal was passed unanimously by the workers.

Windsor Raceway Incorporated had already settled with other workers at the track earlier in the year, but had refused to reach an agreeable settlement with the security guards.

The Windsor Raceway continues to be profitable, making over $51 million over the last ten years from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) slots.

The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest growing union in North America, with 100,000 workers in Canada and 2 million workers across Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

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