Station Casinos’ refusal to bargain with union employees at Palms Casino is apparently holding up a large tax break for the company.
The tax break is connected to the resort's $690 million remodel.
Under the tax bill passed by Congress in 2017, the company would have been able to write down the remodel effort, but there is a glitch in the law that spreads the tax break over decades instead of giving it to the company immediately.
According to the HuffingtonPost, the fix for that glitch is being stalled by some members of Congress. Fourteen Democrats sent a letter to the owners of Station Casinos urging them to bargain with the Culinary Union.
The lawmakers want the casino company to work with the union before they fix the tax law problem.
Workers at the Palms voted last year to join the union but the company has not negotiated with them. Instead, they're fighting the union effort in federal court.
The federal labor board has said the company is breaking the law by not bargaining.
The Culinary Union says supporters of Palms and Green Valley Ranch workers are gearing up to picket Station Casinos partners nationwide.