Casino management ignored workers’ warnings about money laundering, B.C. union head charges Bethany Lindsay, CBC · February 26, 2020 at 7:04 am The president of one of B.C.’s biggest labour unions is asking the province’s public inquiry on money laundering to consider how illegal money has affected the lives of everyday working people. Stephanie Smith, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, told the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering that union members have been dealing with the problem for decades. That includes dealing with criminals trying to clean illegal cash through casinos or facing the ever-rising home prices that have been linked to that same cash. “Workers in some casinos have faced a visible organized crime presence for at least two decades,” Smith said in her opening statements on Monday.