MGM Springfield security staff vote no to unionizing

Hampden County

For now, it doesn’t look like MGM Springfield security staff will unionize, but that could change.

The National Labor Relations Board said MGM security union organizers have the next 6 days to file objections with them. 

MGM security staffers voted 2 to 1 Tuesday night against forming a union.

LEOSU’s Organizing Director Steve Maritas told 22News he plans to file an objection with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming unfair labor practices. 

Maritas and union supporters believe that unionizing will lead to better job security, higher pay and time and a half for holidays and Sundays.

“I do believe in unions because they seem to have your back when you need something and I wish they could have more unions around because they help the employee when things are not good,” said Ronald Twitty of Waterford Connecticut. 

If the NLRB determines that Maritas objections are valid, they could potentially allow for a re-vote.

MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis told 22News they have forged partnerships with a variety of unions and would support their employees right to join a union.

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