Federal labor agency orders Station Casinos to negotiate with Culinary Union

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has affirmed a previous ruling that Red Rock Resorts violated national labor laws when it successfully tried to persuade workers not to unionize and has ordered three of the company’s Las Vegas casinos to negotiate collective bargaining agreements with employees represented by Culinary Workers Union Local 226.

In an 81-page decision released late Monday, the NLRB unanimously agreed with an administrative law judge’s 2022 decision that Red Rock — through its Station Casinos operating division — violated the National Labor Relations Act by interfering in union organizing efforts. The company’s tactics included threats that new benefits would go away if workers unionized and steaks served to employees imprinted with the phrase “VOTE NO!”

The board ordered that collective bargaining contract negotiations covering non-gaming employees should begin at Red Rock Resort, which has been the subject of active union organizing efforts starting in July 2018.


In a statement Tuesday, Culinary Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said the ruling “affirms what we have been saying for years — that Station Casinos violated the law and the company must bargain with the union because of its unlawful actions that corrupted the prospect for a free and fair union election.”

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