A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT WORKERS AT STATION CASINOS
WHEREAS, workers at ten Station Casinos hotel-casinos in Las Vegas are seeking to join a union in order to secure a better future for themselves and their families; and
WHEREAS, on February 19, 2010, the Station Casinos Organizing Committee presented the company with a petition that stated, in part: “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;” and
WHEREAS, Station Casinos has responded with an aggressive and harsh anti-union campaign that has included alleged threats, intimidation, interrogation, surveillance, bribery, discouragement, discrimination, and discipline against workers who were engaged in legally protected union activities; and
WHEREAS, the National Labor Relations Board has issued complaints of 201 Unfair Labor Practice Charges against Station Casinos; and
WHEREAS, over eighty percent (80%) of the NLRB’s charges involved Latino workers and over sixty percent (60%) involved women; and
WHEREAS, after the company’s bankruptcy reorganization, the Ownership of Station Casinos now includes Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase, and the new company has retained the antiunion management team; and
WHEREAS, the Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance has demonstrated its support for Station Casinos workers at the first-ever Las Vegas Asian-Pacific American Workers’ Rights Hearing on September 25, 2010,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance hereby:
- Call on Station Casinos to respect the right to organize of all workers – Asian, Latino, men, women
- Demand that Station Casinos stop firing Latino and other worker organizers; and
- Urge Station Casinos’ Owners and Management to immediately provide employees with a fair process to decide whether to have union representation.
Submitted By the APALA Las Vegas Chapter
Adopted at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO 11th Biennial Convention on Sunday, July 23, 2011.
Thank you, APALA!