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Detroit casino's contract proposal accepted

For companies both big and small, a contract dispute can put a kink in the profitability and effectiveness of the company, especially if there is a threat of an employee strike.

Recently, about 6,000 workers represented by five unions for Detroit-area casinos threatened to strike if an employment contract was not reached. As discussed in a previous blog, two of the three casinos were able to ratify contracts, leaving MGM Grand Detroit casino scrambling to find a suitable solution.

November brought good news for the company, as news outlets reported that a deal had been reached. Union representatives said the vote was 73 percent in favor of the proposed employment contract. The union apparently turned down the previous deal, claiming the casino was more profitable compared with "peers in Detroit and across the country." The new deal makes modifications to health care deductibles that were in the previously proposed contract. The two sides were also able to come to an agreement on a signing bonus in exchange for higher health care premiums and co-pays.

When a business is faced with contract disputes, the goal is to come to an arrangement that both sides can agree on. With the help of experienced business attorneys, companies can often come to an agreement that is cost-effective and supports the overall growth of the company. During contract disputes, it is important to protect the financial interest of the organization. Companies, both large and small, often work to negotiate all contracts necessary for the functioning of a business, such as real estate contracts, vendor contracts and client contracts.

Source: Detroit Free Press, "MGM Grand Detroit casino workers OK new contract," Matt Helms, Nov. 5, 2011

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