Louisville Courier-Journal: 'Major disruptions': Churchill Downs valets demand contract as Kentucky Derby Week begins

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — About 50 union workers and supporters stood in the rain outside Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon, demanding the racetrack agree to a fair contract with its valets as it heads into Kentucky Derby Week.

Members of SEIU Local 541, the racetrack employees union, say the track's valets have been working without a union contract since November after the previous five-year agreement expired.

A statement from the group said the situation "could result in major disruptions during Kentucky Derby Week."

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