Culinary Union and the May Day March Coalition plans march


Monday, May 1, 2017

Media Contact:
Bethany 387-7088

The Culinary Union and the May Day March Coalition plans march

Thousands expected to join in May Day march on Las Vegas Strip 

WHAT: UNITY March for Immigrants

WHO: May Day March Coalition, which is comprised of the Culinary Union, Bartenders Union Local 165, NV State AFL-CIO, Nevada State Educators Association (NSEA), Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Service Employees International Union (SEIU 1107), Fight for $15, For Nevada’s Future, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada - Raiz, UndocuNetwork UNLV, Jewish Voice for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America - Las Vegas, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Mi Familia Vota (MFV), 96.7FM La Campesina, Black Democratic Empowerment Project, Battle Born Progress, CHISPA Las Vegas, and the Human Rights Campaign – Las Vegas. 

WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:30pm. (Participants will start gathering at 4:30pm).

>> May Day March Coalition organizations and community members will be making posters and banners for the march on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4pm at the Culinary Union (1630 South Commerce Street Las Vegas, NV 89102). Media should RSVP to Bethany Khan at for access.

WHERE: March begins at the corner of Spring Mountain and Las Vegas Boulevard, down Las Vegas Boulevard to Flamingo, over the highway overpass to an empty lot just off the Las Vegas Strip. The march will take about 45 minutes and there will be free shuttles back to start location.



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 is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with over 57,000 members - a diverse membership that is approximately 55% women and 56% Latino. Members - who work as guest room attendants, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, and kitchen workers - come from 167 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.

The Culinary Union encourages the public to stay away from Nevada hotels and casinos involved in active labor disputes such as most of the Station Casinos properties, including Palms, Red Rock Resort, and Green Valley Ranch. (We note that the company’s Boulder Station & Palace Station does not currently have a labor dispute.) To see the list of hotels and casinos in an active labor dispute, go to: / @Culinary226


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