Chartered June 15, 1934 and over 3,500 members strong, we are the Union for Bartenders and Apprentice Bartenders in the Las Vegas Metro area. For decades we have led the fight to win fair wages, solid benefits, and safe, dignified working conditions for Las Vegas’s hospitality workers. Our Union has a proud tradition of being on the front lines fighting for social change and economic justice.
Who We Are
UNITE HERE Local 165 members work in all of Las Vegas Metro hospitality industry. No matter where they work, our members take great pride in delivering quality and professional service.
Our union is diverse and democratic, and since its founding in 1934, our union has won respect for Bartenders and has given us a voice in the Greater Las Vegas area.
Our priorities are to negotiate great contracts for our members, empower workers to have a voice on the job and organize non-union workers.
Over the years, UNITE HERE Local 165 has fought hard for and won:
A Voice on the Job
Respect in the Workplace
Family Health Insurance Fully Paid by the Employer
A Pension to Retire with Dignity
ABOUT UNITE HERE
Local 165 is affiliated with UNITE HERE International Union.
Our prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones, visitors from other cities, first responders, and employees who were affected by last night’s horrific attack.
The Bartenders Union represents over 350 bartenders and apprentices at Mandalay Bay. Employees and visitors were in lock-down at various hotel and casinos up and down the Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard until early this morning.
Families trying to locate their missing loved ones the phone number is: 1-866-535-5654
Some of our staff spent the day donating water and snacks to the various centers around town. We have been working diligently and closely with the Employers to ensure that our members and employees feel safe.
Members who have Culinary Health Fund benefits are encouraged to reach out to Harmony Healthcare. There is a 24/7 helpline phone number (702) 251-8000. Members can schedule an appointment for free mental health assistance at 1-800-363-4874.
We urge you to please make an appointment to donate blood this week, check to see if there is a blood drive near you, and donate blood if you are able at the following places:
• Green Valley Donor Center: 601 Whitney Ranch Drive Building D, Ste. 20, Henderson, NV 89014
• Northwest Donor Center: 4950 West Craig Road, Las Vegas, NV 89130
• West Charleston Donor Center: 6930 W. Charleston Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89117
MGM cancelled the performances of all shows tonight. Culinary and Bartender members and will still receive payment for the work hours lost. MGM intends to pay its employees impacted for their scheduled hours today.
Nevada is our home and we will not live in fear. Workers serve our country and our community every day. We stand united and together, today and always.
Terry Greenwald Lana Loebig
PERRY NICHOLAS RECEIVED A $25,000.00 GRIEVANCE SETTLEMENT AWARD FROM A LAS VEGAS STRIP HOTEL & CASINO.
GEOFFREY THOMAS GIVING BRANDON TOBLER $40,000.00 SETTLEMENT FROM WYNN LAS VEGAS.
TRUMP’S LACK OF COURAGE SHOWS NO LEADERSHIP LEAVING THE FATE OF DACA IN THE HANDS OF A DYSFUNCTIONAL CONGRESS
DACA is a Program that allows young immigrants who came to the United States with their parents illegally to stay in the Country under the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act without fear of deportation. Now DACA stands a chance of being discontinued by Trump wanting to end by phasing out this program over the next six (6) months.
Under DACA, there are approximately 800,000 immigrants who have received work authorizations, including many hospitality workers and their families. This could result in hospitality industry workers from working lawfully thus forcing them to work illegally.
Congress is now forced to make a decision of the livelihoods of these immigrants, who contribute to the American economy, live productive and meaningful lives, and attain education and employment, lose their most basic rights to live in a country they were brought to as children. The Bartenders Union as well as UNITE HERE and its Affiliates condemn terminating DACA. We will lobby our congressional members as well as actively take to the streets across the country with our workers in every state in the nation to advocate to Congress to save DACA.