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Union Vote at Graton Casino

Jun 17, 2014
Sarah Norr, Unite Here 2850

The first large union representation vote at the new Graton Casino in Rohnert Park is underway, and local labor leaders are optimistic it will set a significant precedent for the region.

Union Organizing Graton Casino Workers

Feb 7, 2014

The Graton Casino in Rohnert Park has hired more than a thousand workers, creating many positions that may soon become union jobs. Which is exactly what the tribe expected to happen.

Wei-Ling Huber, President of Unite/Here Local 2850, says the friendly relationship between her union and the Graton Rancheria is not a new development, but grew out of the early stages of the tribe’s efforts to create their new casino.

Local Economy Looking Up

Oct 16, 2013
Graton Resort and Casino

A new casino, expansion of the Sonoma County airport, and a close-to-home workforce all contribute to renewed confidence in the local economy, as revealed in a recent survey of area business leaders.

   The runway expansion has drawn most of the attention at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, but concurrent construction will create a SMART train station very close to it, a prospect that Tom Duryea, CEO of Summit State Bank, sees as an enormous benefit.