Green Valley Ranch ordered to negotiate with Culinary

Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch. Wikimedia Commons

Station Casinos is on the losing end of an effort to delay negotiations with the Culinary and Bartenders Unions.   The National Labor Relations Board rejected the company’s legal challenge to a union election held in November 2017.

The NLRB ruling says 78 percent of Green Valley Ranch Resort’s eligible employees voted in favor of unionization, adding “the Employer seemingly concedes that there are no ‘compelling reasons…for the Board to grant review with respect to certain arguments the Employer raised..”

Station Casinos is now legally required to negotiate in good faith.  The Culinary is also awaiting results of a legal challenge filed by Station Casinos after workers at the Palms voted in April to unionize.   

“We urge Station Casinos to recognize their workers’ voices and votes at Green Valley Ranch and the Palms, and begin contract negotiations in good faith immediately,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for Culinary 226 in a news release.  

The Culinary, which has spent decades attempting to unionize company properties, pointed out in its news release that Station Casinos has a long history of agreeing to respect the secret-ballot process.  

The company is the third-largest private employer in the state. Palace Station and Boulder Station have already reached contracts with the unions.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.

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