Digney York Associates, a Virginia-based remodeling contractor, was cited for hiring unlicensed subcontractors to work on remodeling projects at Circus Circus in Reno. The company had also been cited by OSHA and the Nevada State Board of Contractors for safety violations—at least one of them serious.
The incident highlights the ongoing rift between Northern Nevada building and construction unions and Eldorado Resorts as it rebrands its three downtown properties into a single mega-resort and entertainment complex called "The Row."
Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 169 President Eloy La Jara criticized the resort for cutting corners at the expense of public safety, and Russ James, regional director of IUPAT District Council 16, took the resort to task for hiring cheap out-of-state contractors over local, highly-trained skilled labor.
Read more at the Reno Gazette-Journal.