Culinary Union’s Endorsements: Municipal Election 2019



Friday, March 15, 2019


Bethany Khan: ▪ (702) 387-7088

Culinary Union 2019 Municipal Elections 

The Culinary Union is a member of the NV AFL-CIO and the Central Labor Council (CLC). The Culinary Union was a part of the endorsement process and we support the CLC’s endorsements. 

Here are the Culinary Union’s endorsements for 2019 Municipal Elections:

Boulder City: No endorsements

Henderson: No endorsements 

Las Vegas

*Mayor – Carolyn Goodman

*City Council Ward 3 – Olivia Diaz 

North Las Vegas 

*City Council Ward 2 – Pamela Goynes-Brown 

*City Council Ward 4 – Richard Cherchio  




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 280,000 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 130,000 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 84 years. / @Culinary226 

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