LAS VEGAS (AP) — Contract negotiations between the Culinary Union and Palace Station management are expected to begin soon following an agreement to settle a series of labor cases filed with the nation's top labor arbiter.
The union and Las Vegas-based Station Casinos on Monday signed the settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board. According to the agreement, the first collective bargaining session must take place within 12 weeks.
The powerful Culinary Union and the casino chain have clashed for several years.
The union had asked the federal board to investigate alleged unfair labor practices after it lost a close representation vote at Palace Station in October.
Station Casinos says it decided it is in its best interest to negotiate with the union instead of engaging in "lengthy, disruptive and distracting proceedings."