Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Culinary Union Launches Online Safety Resource for Members Returning to Work in Nevada


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The Culinary Workers Union-UNITE HERE Local 226 has launched a new website,, as a one-stop safety resource for its members ahead of the anticipated reopening of Nevada casinos. After months of advocating for increased transparency, the Culinary Union announced in a statement it is pleased that most major gaming companies have posted their COVID-19 safety plans on their public-facing websites.

“From dealers to bellmen, cooks to guest room attendants, all casino workers deserve to be safe and protected,” said Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union. “The Culinary Union demands that the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Clark County Commission mandate all casinos follow the updated guidance from [the Southern Nevada Health District] regarding COVID-19 testing of 100% of front-line workers.”