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Judge Orders Station Casinos to Recognize the Culinary Union and Negotiate a Contract

An order from U.S. District judge Gloria Navarro requires Station Casinos to start culinary union negotiations

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Palace Station on March 18, 2020, after the state ordered nonessential businesses to close.
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A temporary injunction by a U.S. District Court judge orders Red Rock Resorts to recognize Culinary Workers Union Local 226 as the official bargaining representative at 10 Station Casinos resorts. The 34-page decision, part of a petition by the National Labor Relations Board, orders the Las Vegas-based casino and resort company to bargain in good faith with the union even as the NLRB proceeding continues.

The culinary union, which represents approximately 1,350 Red Rock Casino workers, says it tried to negotiate union contracts at 10 resorts. Boulder Station originally voted to unionize in September 2016, followed by the latest, Texas Station and Santa Fe Station, in April 2021. Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson remain closed, while the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians bought the Palms in May for $650 million.

The injunction by US. District Court judge Gloria M. Navarro orders notifications to all employees of the government’s ruling in English and Spanish within five days and mandatory employee meetings with staff within 14 days to “read aloud pages 30-34 of the order directing Red Rock Casino to cease and desist from engaging in unfair labor practices, in English and Spanish.”

Texas Station

2101 Texas Star Lane, , NV 89032 (702) 631-1000 Visit Website

Palms Casino Resort

4321 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 942-7777 Visit Website

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Fiesta Henderson

777 W Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015 +1 702-558-7000 Visit Website

Boulder Station

4111 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 432-7777 Visit Website