With a new ad campaign against the Culinary Union, Station Casinos is escalating an already delicate situation, and I’m not really sure how it is to their benefit. Check out the ad below.
What’s even more amazing is how this will bring more attention to the fact that Station Casinos were found to have committed 87 unfair labor practices and is the largest violator of federal labor laws in the history of Nevada gaming.
If that weren’t enough reason for most of us to never step foot inside a Station Casino again, how about their vocal support of SOPA/PIPA (the national so-called anti-piracy bill that is really an anti-free speech and internet suppression bill)?
Give me a break! ‘Culinary is evil because it’s harassing brides’ is their uptake?
Station’s ads and their whole posture towards workers is part of a larger war against hard working middle-class Americans everywhere. The Culinary Union represents those hard working Americans who ask only for a minimum amount of decent humane treatment from their employers.
Station Casinos can rest assured that the working middle class won’t forget this treatment. We are everywhere. We make up most of this country, and we are united.
Station Casinos is a lot like Wisconsin’s governor Scott Walker. He took a hardline stance against unions, and he is getting a huge backlash. In less than a year, the people of Wisconsin have gathered over 1 million signatures to recall Walker.
In Nevada, Station Casinos are only going to find themselves being recalled from not only locals, but also the tourist. When people Google Sunset Station, or Green Valley Ranch, or Texas Station, what they might find is articles like this calling on anyone who cares about middle class Americans, or internet freedom, to boycott Station Casinos.
I would love to visit a Station Casino right down the street from me to eat, see a movie or go bowling. But I won’t. I won’t set foot in their Casinos. Not after how they’ve treated honest hard working Americans. Not that they couldn’t turn things around and start treating the community, who has given them so much, with a little respect in return.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Justin is also an associate at the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee