Culinary Union attacks Station Casinos ‘relevance’ for Nevada gambling license

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Culinary Union is taking on Station Casinos gaming licenses.

In a statement released Wednesday, culinary officials urged the Nevada Gaming Control Board to investigate Station Casinos’ fitness “for failing to comply with federal labor laws.”

The bad blood between the union and Stations seems to be boiling again.

“The Culinary Union seems unable to win the hearts and minds of our team members, so they continue their harassment and brutal attempts to intimidate Station Casinos, whose employees voted us the best casino employer in Las Vegas. “, according to a station. Casino Spokesperson.

After undergoing a management change, the union has stepped up its criticism of the local casino giant. The union’s new secretary-treasurer, Ted Pappageorge, led the charge in Wednesday’s disciplinary action request.

“The Culinary Union is confident that state gaming regulators will want to take action against Station Casinos after reviewing the extensive documentation and evidence of the company’s and its affiliates’ disregard for federal law, including the current allegations before the NLRB,” Pappageorge said. . “No one is entitled to a revocable, privileged Nevada gaming license – gaming regulators have a duty to ensure that licensees, like Station Casinos, always operate in a manner that suits the standard -Nevada Gold in Gambling Industry Regulation.”

The courts have sided with the union in several rulings, including an October 25, 2021 injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro who said the National Labor Relations Board would likely rule that Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa violated federal labor law. in his campaign to defeat the union in an election.

But Stations Casinos continues to move forward, with a new casino project starting in the Southwest Valley, the Palms property sold, and three properties – Texas Station and two Fiesta casinos – still closed.

The union says it made a formal request to gaming officials last week to review Stations Casinos’ suitability for licensing.

The next meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission is scheduled for April 21 in Las Vegas. The Gaming Control Board meets April 6-7 in Carson City. Agendas for these meetings are not yet available.

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