MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- Dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino have overwhelmingly ratified a contract that raises salaries and preserves what the union says is the dealers' right to decide how to distribute tips.
Local 2121 of the United Auto Workers said on its website following voting on Thursday and Saturday that dealers voted 908 to 102 in favor of the contract.
The union and Foxwoods did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Dealers will receive a 25-cent-per hour raise, or 2.5 percent, retroactive to March 1, 2012. They are due an additional 30 cents an hour retroactive to March 13, 30 cents next year and 30 cents in 2015.
Foxwoods, which is proposing to build a resort casino in Massachusetts, has been under financial pressure since the recession in 2008 and the weak recovery.