Media Advisory: Over 200 Union Members to Hit the Streets in Support of Pro-Worker Candidates for Nevada Labor 2018 Program



Saturday, September 8, 2018                                                                                          


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Over 200 Union Members to Hit the Streets in Support of Pro-Worker Candidates for Nevada Labor 2018 Program

Las Vegas, NV - On Saturday, September 8, over 200 union members will canvass in Las Vegas neighborhoods to mobilize working families to support pro-worker candidates in this year’s election. Regional and local union leaders will rally with volunteers before they hit the doors. The canvass is part of the Nevada Labor 2018 program, an election effort powered by Nevada unions. In 2016, Nevada unions joined together to run their largest and most unified political program ever. The Nevada Labor 2018 program is continuing that infrastructure and grassroots momentum into the 2018 election.

Nevada Labor 2018 is dedicated to mobilizing working people to elect pro-worker candidates in races up and down the ballot in Nevada. Since May, union members have been knocking on doors, making phone calls, and holding worksite actions across the state in support of labor’s endorsed candidates. 

What: Nevada Labor 2018 Canvass Launch 

Who: Union leaders, Las Vegas union members, and community volunteers

Where: Culinary Union, 1630 S Commerce Street Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:00am

Workers will be available for media shadowing opportunities as they head out into the neighborhoods registering Nevadans to vote and educating communities about vote centers, Early Voting (October 20th-November 2nd), and Election Day (Tuesday, November 6, 2018).


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 Culinary 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 83 years. / @Culinary226

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