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Union Members Arrested In Palace Station Protest

Nearly two-dozen members of the Culinary Union were arrested Thursday night, for blocking an entrance to the Palace Station .  The “Review-Journal” says hundreds of union workers protested outside the hotel and casino on West Sahara Avenue, demanding that Station Casinos allow unions at Palace Station and its other properties.  Metro Police Captain Larry Burns says most of the protesters complied with orders to clear the street, but 22 of them blocked the Palace Station entrance, and were arrested on a misdemeanor count of failure to clear the streets.  The Culinary is hoping to unionize Station Casinos’ 13-thousand employees at its 18 Southern Nevada properties.  Station spokeswoman Lori Nelson says the company recognizes the right of workers to be represented by the Culinary “if they so choose.”  The National Labor Relations Board will resume a hearing February 28th on allegations Station Casinos used threats and other illegal activities against workers engaged in union activities.


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