MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman Steven Horsford Hosts Roundtable with Culinary Union



Thursday, July 16th at 3pm Pacific 


Bethany Khan, (702) 387-7088,

Asha Jones, 

Congressman Steven Horsford Hosts Roundtable with Culinary Union

Las Vegas, NV -  On Thursday, July 16, at 3pm Pacific, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) will host a virtual roundtable with Culinary Union to discuss the importance of worker protection during the coronavirus pandemic.  

“Our essential workers play a vital role in moving our country forward in the face of a global health and economic pandemic. They risk their lives each day on the frontlines and fear endangering their children and families when they return home -- we cannot abandon them,” said Congressman Steven Horsford. “I’m looking forward to hearing from members of the Culinary Union and discussing the best approach to keep our workers safe.” 


*Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV)

*Ted Pappageorge

*Culinary Union members

WHAT: Virtual roundtable on worker safety and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic 

WHEN: Thursday, July 16th at 3pm Pacific  

WHERE: Zoom; Press must RSVP to 

Roundtable will be streamed live on:  


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, 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 and Las Vegas-area employers. It provides health insurance coverage for over 145,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.   

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with members who come from 178 countries and speak over 40 different languages. We are proud to have helped over 18,000 immigrants become American citizens and new voters since 2001 through our affiliate, The Citizenship Project. 

The Culinary Union has a diverse membership -- approximately 55% women, 54% Latinx, 19% White, 15% Asian, 10% Black, and less than 1% Indigenous Peoples — and consists of guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for workers in Nevada for 85 years. / @Culinary226  


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