Caesars’ Horseshoe Casino Baltimore employees secure new contract with pay raises

After five months of negotiations, unionized employees at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore have secured a new contract that includes raises, paid holidays, and a lower health insurance payments rate. The contract will be in effect until October 2025 and covers approximately 500 workers.

According to Tracy Lingo, the staff director for Unite Here Local 7, under the new agreement, tipped workers’ pay will increase by 40 cents to $2.20 per hour depending on their previous wage. Lingo was part of a coalition bargain between Unite Here Local 7, United Auto Workers, Teamsters, the International Union of Operating Engineers, and the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees. 

Lingo added that most raises were around $1.50 to $2 an hour, with non-tipped workers also receiving yearly raises of 80 cents an hour through 2025. The workers will also have eight paid holidays, which she described as a “big improvement,” as there was originally no additional compensation for working on holidays, as reported by Baltimore Business Journal.