Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union regarding 2018 CD4 primary race

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 30, 2018

Media Contact: 
Bethany Khan ▪ BKhan@culinaryunion226.org ▪ (702) 387-7088

Statement by Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union regarding 2018 CD4 primary race:

The Culinary Union has endorsed Steven Horsford for Congressional District 4.

As a native Las Vegan, who grew up in Congressional District 4, Steven knows the challenges our community faces and has a proven record of fighting for working families.

For more than a decade, Steven led the largest job training program in Nevada, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, an affiliate of the Culinary Union. Under Steven’s leadership, the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas helped thousands of workers train for and secure union jobs with good benefits so that they could provide for their families. The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas enhances the quality and sustainability of thousands of hospitality jobs, which helps strengthen the entire community, and with Steven’s direction, changed the lives of thousands of workers.

Steven has always stood in solidarity with union members and we look forward to seeing him champion workers’ rights and other issues important to working families as the next Congressman from Nevada.

- Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union 

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ABOUT THE CULINARY UNION:

Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent over 57,000 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 270,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America. 

The Culinary Union, through the Culinary Health Fund, is one of the largest healthcare consumers in the state.  The Culinary Health Fund is sponsored by the Union and Las Vegas-area employers.  It provides health insurance coverage for over 143,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.   

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with over 57,000 members - a diverse membership that is approximately 55% women and 54% Latino. Members - who work as guest room attendants, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, and kitchen workers - come from 173 countries and speak over 40 different languages. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for working men and women in Nevada for over 82 years.

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