Workers at seventh Station Casinos property vote for union

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Station employees and the Culinary celebrate another election victory after Fiesta Henderson workers voted for union representation Friday Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Culinary 226).
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Station Casinos employees and the Culinary celebrate another election victory after Fiesta Henderson workers voted for union representation Friday Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Culinary 226).

Food and beverage and hotel workers at the Fiesta Henderson became the seventh group of employees for a Red Rocks Resort company to vote to be represented for collective bargaining by the Culinary union Friday.

Red Rocks Resorts is the parent company of Station Casinos. The company’s other properties where workers have voted to unionize since 2016 are Boulder Station, Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palms, Sunset Station, and Fiesta Rancho.

“We call on Station Casinos to immediately negotiate and settle a fair contract for the workers at Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Sunset Station, Palms, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, and Boulder Station,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer and leader of the Culinary Union, in a statement.

Workers in each of those properties chose union representation through a secret ballot election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. Despite the elections results, and a long series of statements over the years from the company that it would honor secret ballot elections, Station Casinos has filed multiple appeals to avoid negotiating with the union.

The other Southern Nevada properties of the Red Rocks Resorts subsidiary include Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, and Texas Station.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

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