Governor Sisolak’s order:3/17/2020
The Culinary Union and Bartenders Union Local 165 supports the decision made by Governor Sisolak to protect working families in Nevada. Health and safety are priorities as we face this global crisis.
Governor Sisolak’s order today is necessary in protecting Nevadans, workers, and customers in the fight to contain the spread of Covid-19.
We appreciate what has been implemented so far by MGM Resorts International, Wynn/Encore, & Cosmopolitan properties. The Culinary Union demands every Nevada employer pay all of their employees (including part-time workers) and extend healthcare benefits.
ABOUT CULINARY UNION:
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 300,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America.
The Culinary Union and Bartenders Union Local 165, through the Culinary Health Fund, is one of the largest healthcare consumers in the state. The Culinary Health Fund is sponsored by the Culinary Union, Bartenders Union Local 165 and Las Vegas-area employers. It provides health insurance coverage for over 145,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s and Bartenders Union Local 165 members and their dependents.