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Green Valley Ranch workers vote to join union

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Courtesy of Culinary Workers Union Local 226

Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a resort owned and operated by Station Casinos, celebrate Nov. 9 after voting to unionize. About 900 of the resort’s workers will be represented by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165.

Updated Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | 1:40 p.m.

A third Station Casinos property in Las Vegas is now a union shop after workers at Green Valley Ranch voted Nov. 8-9 to join the Culinary Workers local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165.

According to a statement released by the Culinary, about 900 workers at Green Valley will join other Station employees who recently chose to join the union. Late last year, workers at Boulder Station voted to join the Culinary and in spring this year, workers at Palace Station made the same decision.

“We welcome the new members to the Culinary Union, and applaud the Green Valley Ranch organizing committee for their hard work to get their co-workers to stand up and demand a better future for themselves and their families,” Culinary official Geoconda Argüello-Kline said in the statement.

In the election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, 730 workers voted with 78 percent in favor of the union, according to the statement.

“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,” said Richard Haskins, president of Station Casinos.