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Sunset Station Casino Staff Request That Culinary Union No Longer Represents Them


More than half  of the unionised workers at Sunset Station Casino have expressed their desire to drop the Culinary Union Local 226 as their representative for this years election.

Sunset Station Casino employees announced this week that they are signing a decertification petition that would result in the Culinary Union no longer representing them in the upcoming presidential election.

The casino’s company has already withdrawn its recognition of the Culinary Union as Nevada’s state representative.

Sunset Station isn’t the first Station Casino to sign decertification petitions – with partner sites Boulder Station and Palace Station both taking the same action back in 2020.

Parent company president, Scott Kreeger, spoke of the unity Station Casino’s has shown by signing: “Just as our team members at Boulder Station and Palace Station did before, our team members at Sunset Station have spoken. Station Casinos respects their decision and certainly appreciates the confidence that our team members have placed in us.”

The Culinary Union Responds

It didn’t take long for the Culinary Union to respond, with a statement released by Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge outlining the frustration at Station Casinos who can “do better”.

“The Culinary Union will file an unfair labor practice charge regarding the withdrawal and will continue to demand that the company negotiate in good faith towards a union contract.

“Union busting is disgusting, and the Culinary Union urges Station Casinos to do better,” he added. “Station Casinos has a long and shameful history of anti-worker behavior, and of losing.”

There hasn’t been a vote to unionise since 2019, when 83% of the 437 work force voted to join the Culinary Union. There still also hasn’t been a decertification election that could eventually lead workers to drop any links to the union.


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