Workers at the Donald Trump co-owned Trump International Hotel Las Vegas voted to unionize back in December, despite having faced a harsh anti-union campaign that included workers being suspended for showing union support. Now, the National Labor Relations Board has rejected management’s effort to get the workers’ vote thrown out:
Trump Hotel management had asked the National Labor Relations Board to throw out the results of that election, claiming that organizers from the Culinary Workers Union intimidated and coerced employees into voting yes, which “interfered with their ability to exercise a free and reasoned choice.” But after weeks of reviewing the evidence, the labor board did not agree.
Hearing Officer Lisa Dunn announced: “I recommend that the Employer’s objections be overruled in their entirety.”
Trump’s management has already withdrawn some of their objections, but still refuses to recognize the union. They have two weeks to challenge this new recommendation.
The workers are going to keep pressing their case as the spotlight is on Nevada for the Republican presidential caucus, trying to get Donald Trump to meet with them (you can guess how he’ll respond to that) and rallying outside the Trump International Hotel on Tuesday. They have a union. Now they need a fair contract.