We are the hard working loyal Station Casinos employees. Many of us have devoted over half of our lives working at Station Casinos. Our combined years of service to the company and customers reflect our dedication and perseverance. The future of Station Casinos should include us.
We demand that Station Casinos Ownership and Management respect our signatures and agree to a fair process for us to decide whether to have union representation without management interference and intimidation.
We also call on our customers to support us in our struggle for justice in this historic moment in Las Vegas.
Over 4,000 workers picketed at Red Rock Station where Station Casinos employees presented a petition signed by thousands of Station workers, asking for a fair process to decide whether they want representation. It is the first time in the company’s 36 year history that a large portion of workers have made such a demand. The campaign at Station Casinos is the largest private sector organizing drive in the country.
Jacobo Perez, a cook at Boulder Station, described the action when he said, “We should be able to decide whether we want representation without being threatened or spied on. Stations shouldn’t ignore what the majority of us want.”
Workers publicly demanded to organize freely in February of 2010. Rather than agree to a fair process free of managerial interference, Station launched a vicious anti-union campaign including TV and print advertisements. The company fired and threatened workers. In recommended decisions, two NLRB Administrative Law Judges found Station guilty of breaking federal labor law 88 times, which would make it the worst violator of labor law in Nevada gaming history. The company has appealed the decisions.
All union casinos on the Strip and Downtown have provided a fair process for their employees to decide on the issue of unionization without managerial interference.