We are clergy and lay leaders from across the Las Vegas Valley and we are deeply concerned about working people in our community. We have met with workers from Station Casinos, heard their cries for justice, and we cannot stand by idly. Our faith traditions call on employers to recognize the rights of workers to organize and bargain collectively and the right of their employees to choose freely whether to unionize or not without intimidation or coercion.
Unfortunately, Station Casinos has been found to have broken federal labor law eighty-eight (88) times, according to two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judges. That is the largest number of unfair labor practices committed by a single employer in the history of Nevada gaming. The company appealed the judges’ recommended decisions, and, last October, the NLRB in Washington, D.C. completely denied the company’s appeals and even found two more violations. Workers at Station Casinos simply want to ensure their rights are honored and they can provide for themselves and their families. This is a struggle about human dignity, one that should come to a just resolution.
Station Casinos, God hears your workers’ cries for Justice. All of our faith traditions support the rights of workers to freely organize or not without intimidation or coercion. We pray you soften your hearts, hear your workers, and agree to a fair process.
Station Casinos takes care of its top executives. Aside from salaries and bonuses, it also gives them benefits and perks. Last year, these included life insurance, supplemental long-term disability insurance, executive medical insurance, club membership & dues, fitness training, and loan forgiveness.
On July 23, Station Casinos appointed a new Chief Accounting Officer and will pay him a base salary of $400,000 a year, with a guaranteed bonus of $200,000 for the year 2012. It was not announced whether he will get benefits and perks from the company.
On July 27, you got your first wage increase in five years.