FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 9, 2017 Media Contact: Bethany Khan ▪ BKhan@culinaryunion226▪ (702) 387-7088 Workers at Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort Unionize LAS VEGAS, NV – Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a luxury casino resort owned and operated by Station Casinos, voted to unionize on November 8 and 9.
Green Valley Ranch is the fourth Station Casinos-operated property to unionize since 2015.
Workers at a Station Casinos-managed tribal casino in California ratified a first union contract in October, 2015.
Workers at two of its Las Vegas properties – Boulder Station and Palace Station – were unionized in September, 2016, and March, 2017, respectively.
During the two-day election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, 730 workers voted and 78% voted “YES” for the union.
Approximately 900 Green Valley Ranch workers will be represented by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE.
Station Casinos is the operating subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. “Over the course of organizing, I’ve picketed, protested, and even fasted for seven days.
I’m happy to have been able to help organize my coworkers and I felt so proud to vote “YES” for the union!
” said Michael Wagner, a bartender who has worked at Green Valley Ranch since it opened in December, 2001.
“I look forward to joining together with other Station Casinos workers in negotiations with the company so we can have a fair union contract soon.” “This latest victory by Station Casinos workers is a testament to the courage and resilience of working people,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union.
“We welcome the new members to the Culinary Union, and applaud the Green Valley Ranch organizing committee for their hard work to get their co-workers to stand up and demand a better future for themselves and their families.” “We voted ‘YES’ to join the Culinary Union because we deserve fair wages and good benefits,” said Gladis Sosa de Funes, a guest room attendant at Green Valley Ranch.
“Everyone knows the Culinary Health Plan is the best health insurance in Las Vegas, and we want our families to have it.” In 2010, workers at Station Casinos started a public organizing drive.