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Green Valley Ranch workers vote to unionize

Updated November 10, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a Station Casinos property, voted Wednesday and Thursday to unionize, Culinary Local 226 said.

In a statement issued at 10 p.m. Thursday, the union said 730 workers voted during the two-day election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, and 78 percent voted for the union. About 900 Green Valley Ranch workers will be represented by the Culinary and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE.

The Culinary said Green Valley Ranch is the fourth Station Casinos-operated property and the third in Nevada to unionize since 2015.

“We are obviously disappointed with the election result and are also disappointed with the manner in which the Union conducted the Green Valley Ranch election campaign. We are assessing the situation and appropriate next steps,” Richard Haskins, president of Station Casinos.

Workers at a Station Casinos-managed tribal casino in California ratified a first union contract in October 2015, the union said. Workers at two Las Vegas properties, Boulder Station and Palace Station, were unionized in September 2016, and this past March, respectively.

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