Workers at Sunset Station vote to unionize

Sunset at Sunset
"9. Sunset Station sunset" by JohnNovak is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Sunset at Sunset
“9. Sunset Station sunset” by JohnNovak is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino has become the fifth Station Casinos property where workers have voted to unionize over the past three years.

According to an announcement released Thursday, the unionization vote took place over two days through a secret-ballot process supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); 437 workers participated and 83 percent of them voted to unionize.

The approximately 600 workers will be now be represented by Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165.

Sunset Station is the fifth Station Casinos property where workers have voted to unionize since 2016. Boulder Station workers approved representation in 2016, Palace Station and Green Valley Ranch in 2017, and the Palms last year. Station Casinos is third-largest private-sector employer in Southern Nevada.

Station Casinos has persistently balked. Most recently, an NLRB decision and order in May found that Station Casinos’ Palms Casino Resort has unlawfully refused to recognize and bargain with the Culinary.

“Once again, Station Casinos workers, this time at Sunset Station, have spoken loud and clear that they want a union, fair wages, and good benefits like at other union casinos in Las Vegas and that they want to be treated fairly on the job,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, leader of the Culinary Union, in a statement. “We call on Station Casinos to immediately to negotiate and settle a fair contract for the workers at Sunset Station, Palms, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, and Boulder Station.”

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

1 COMMENT

  1. Let’s just hope paying workers fairly won’t cut into my Station give-aways! I’m really enjoying the free dishtowel I got for only losing $2,000.

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