Graton Resort and Casino declared that they would increase remuneration for its all-stage workers on 8 March. According to the media, it has raised its payment with a minimum rate of 10%. And all non-tipped and tipped workers will also receive an hourly payment increment. The casino announced that all non-tipped workers would get an $18.50 per hour rate and a minimum $3.25 per hour increment based on their current salary. On the other hand, all tipped workers will be paid on a $17.50 basis and a minimum $2.50 increment based on their current remuneration.
The tribal gaming facility also declared that it would also bring a new discretionary gratuity program. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria’s Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris said that the families who belong in Northern California have to cope with a minimum remuneration, food, and living costs are excessive there.
Sarris said that consistently the casino paid above the minimum salary to its employees and contributed paid facilities like fully paid health insurance. According to him, salary increment sounds the appropriate help for his team members after a burdensome year.
UNITE HERE represents 300,000 workers across Canada and United States. Graton Resort & Casino is one of the UNITE HERE’s members. Its international president D. Taylor said that it has workers who worked in many areas like laundry, gaming, hotel, food service, transportation and airport industries, distribution, textile, and manufacturing.
The tailor said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, many employees had left their job in the hospitality industry. Besides, the leadership of Graton Resort & Casino claimed that only progressive activity and economy could help to recover the damage. They felt proud to work with Graton Resort & Casino for Sonoma County to raise working family’s living standards.
Besides, Sarris said that their business aim was to support families with advancement, good jobs, profits, and pay. They thought it was a matter to be proud to support people’s family and their careers with a vast field business marketplace.
The Graton Resort & Casino started its journey with $820 million and 340,000 square-foot area on 5 November 2013. Surprisingly, after three years, on 15 November 2016, it comes with a 6-story 200 room hotel.