Culinary to protest at Palace Station

At least 200 Culinary Local 226 members were expected to be arrested Thursday night for blocking two lanes of traffic on Sahara Avenue in front of Palace Station, an act of civil disobedience to protest what the union calls Station Casinos LLC’s poor treatment of Latino workers.

Tonight’s demonstration is the third protest this year to take place in front of Palace Station and comes as Station Casinos completes its bankruptcy restructuring.

The protest was also expected to draw attention to the company’s “failure to provide wage increases and retirement contributions, and higher costs for worker health plans,” a union spokeswoman said in a statement.

Yvanna Cancela, a union spokeswoman, expected 1,000 members to take part in the protest that begins at 5 p.m.

On March 24, a two-mile march from Culinary headquarters at 1630 S. Commerce St. to Palace Station culminated in the arrests of 100 people for blocking an entrance to the casino.

Contact reporter Chris Sieroty at or 702-477-3893.

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