The federal government’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently added 37 new charges to its complaint against Station Casinos for allegedly violating the rights of workers seeking to exercise their right to form a union. The new complaint brings the total counts levied against the company by the government to 166. The company’s Latino workers continue to comprise the overwhelming majority of workers affected by the company’s alleged illegal activities. Over 80 percent of the charges involve the company’s Latino workers.
The government’s charges against Station Casinos stem from unfair labor practice charges filed against the company by the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and the Bartenders Unions, Local 165, after workers from the company’s ten large resort casinos went public in February calling on the company to agree to a fair process allowing workers to decide whether or not to unionize. The NLRB investigated the unions’ charges and, after finding merit in a host of the allegations, filed the complaints.
The National Labor Relations Board filed the latest round of charges against the company on August 31, 2010. The new complaint has been consolidated with an original complaint filed on May 28, 2010.
The government will hold a hearing on its charges against the company before an administrative law judge on October 25, 2010.
NLRB Consolidated Complaint Against Station Casinos