Culinary tries to deprive Station Casinos of "Best Companies to Work For" honor

In case you think the Culinary is too focused on those contract negotiations to continue its campaign to organize Station Casinos, a new letter designed to hurt the company's chances of getting a prestigious imprimatur indicates the effort continues unabated.

Culinary research boss Ken Liu has written to a group that is conducting a survey of Station employees as a prelude to the company's application to be on the FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. Obviously, Station covets the designation and appearing on the list hurts the Culinary's case that the workers are unhappy with conditions.

Writes Liu: "You should know that Station Casinos has broken federal labor law eighty-eight (88) times, making it the worst labor law-breaker in the history of the Las Vegas gaming industry. And it has refused to listen to its workers, even after a majority of those in the Culinary and Bartender Unions’ bargaining unit signed and presented a public petition demanding a fair process.

And this: "We believe your firm is not involved in Station Casinos’ illegal attacks on its employees and their right to organize. Nevertheless, if Station Casinos is named to the “FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For” list again, we believe it will only further associate the Great Place to Work Institute and your “FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For” list with this vehemently anti-union employer and its history of worker rights violations."

You get the picture.

The letter is posted here.