Las Vegas Casino Workers Seek Fair Process
March 23, 2012 11:01 am
Mike Hall at the AFL-CIO is reporting that Station Casinos workers have delivered a petition containing thousands of signatures to their management, demanding “fair process, free of managerial interference, to decide whether to have union representation.”
From the article:
“Station Casinos operates 18 casinos outside of downtown Las Vegas. Since a 2007 buyout that netted the casino owners and insiders $660 million, workers have not had a raise, have had the cost of their health insurance increased and have seen the loss of thousands of jobs—20 percent of their workforce—through layoffs and subcontracting.
The workers went public last year with their desire for a fair process to choose whether to form a union. In response, Station Casinos launched an aggressive and hostile anti-union campaign, including firing and threatening workers and a TV and print ad campaign attacking the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITEHERE.
In September, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge found Station Casinos guilty of breaking federal labor law 88 times. The company is appealing.”
To learn more about the petition and get involved, visit the Worker Station website.
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