Red Rock ordered to bargain with unions after “outrageous” election conduct

A US federal court has ordered Red Rock Casino to immediately recognise and open negotiations with unions representing its employees, granting a rare injunction after a judge determined it “undermined the fairness” of union elections through “outrageous” benefit changes.


The dispute stems from Red Rock parent company Station Casinos’ decision to increase benefits in response to unionisation efforts across its operations during 2019 and 2020.

Amid a rise in union support across Station’s properties, including Red Rock, the operator hired Phil Fortino as its new vice president of human resources in August 2019.

Fortino presented to management a plan to improve the employee experience, while at the same time instructing managers to keep track of which employees supported, opposed or did not have an opinion on unionisation.

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