Union workers at Pimlico Race Course avert strike before Preakness by ratifying contract with pay raise

With days left before the horse racing world turns its eyes on Pimlico Race Course for the Preakness Stakes weekend, employees at the Baltimore track averted a threatened strike by approving a contract with the Maryland Jockey Club that provides their first pay raise in more than a decade. About 90% of the members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 27 voted to ratify a labor agreement with the Jockey Club that will increase pay for the next two years and provide retroactive raises dating to Jan. 1, 2018 — when the previous contract expired, union officials said. (Balt. Sun)

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