Nevada Culinary Union to File Lawsuit Against Vegas Strip Casinos

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – The Culinary Union plans to file a lawsuit next week against casinos on the Las Vegas Strip on behalf of its workers who face unsafe working conditions amid the pandemic.

The Culinary Union of Casino Workers said it is suing companies for injunctive relief under the Labor-Management Relations Act based on the dangerous working conditions facing workers.

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The lawsuit alleges that casino hotels have failed to protect workers, their families, and their community from the spread of COVID-19. And that the norms and procedures in force to respond to workers who hire COVID-19 have been totally and dangerously inadequate.

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The Culinary Union also says it requires safety for all gaming and hospitality workers in Nevada and is tracking what casino employers are doing to prevent COVID-19 here.

Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union, is scheduled to lead a virtual press conference on June 29 at 11 am to share the details of the lawsuit with the public.