Culinary Union Fights for the Right for Workers to Return to Their Jobs With a New State Senate Bill

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A new bill introduced in the Nevada State Senate hopes to give workers who lost their hospitality and travel jobs due to the pandemic the right to return to jobs when business reopens or resumes operations. Senate Bill 386, dubbed Right to Return, winds its way through the state senate’s commerce and labor committee.

Culinary Workers Union Local 226 says that cities such as Baltimore, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and San Diego already have ordinances that give workers the right to get their jobs back. The bill also prevents employers from forcing older workers to take early retirement instead of hiring them back.


“Already, tens of thousands of Nevada’s workers risk dire economic uncertainty. They have already been unemployed for over a year dealing with an overrun unemployment system, food insecurity, housing issues, and a range of other issues due the public health and economic crisis,” says Geoconda Argüello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of the culinary union. “Knowing they will get their job back would at least give workers a hope they will not become homeless or struggle to feed their families, which are fears too many Nevadans and their families are dealing with every day.”

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