UNITE HERE press conference: Don't leave workers behind!

April 9, 2020: UNITE HERE press conference UNITE HERE to host video conference to provide an update on the gaming industry and to call on casino companies to take care of their workers WHAT: Zoom video conference with UNITE HERE union leadership, casino workers, and elected affiliate leaders to discuss the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gaming industry, which has closed all casinos and dramatically impacted tens of thousands of workers nationwide. UNITE HERE will call on the industry to leverage its unique financial and political position to ensure economic and health care protections for workers. WHO: D. Taylor, UNITE HERE International President Geoconda Argüello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 — Las Vegas Marlene Patrick Cooper, President of UNITE HERE Local 23 — New Orleans & Biloxi, MS Bob McDevitt, President of UNITE HERE Local 54 — Atlantic City UNITE HERE union members from Biloxi, Las Vegas, and Atlantic City WHY: UNITE HERE members have long worked in the established gaming markets of Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and the Mississippi/Lousiana Gulf Coast. Over 100,000 UNITE HERE members work in the gaming industry, and 100% of them are not working with casinos darkened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some industry leaders have stepped up to ensure workers are taken care of during this crisis, too many others have not.

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