Hotel workers prioritized in CDC’s latest vaccine guidance

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The AHLA is also working alongside labor union UNITE HERE to call upon governors to prioritize hotel workers in their states’ vaccine distribution efforts.

A spokeswoman for Culinary Workers Union Local 226, a UNITE HERE affiliate, said communities of color — which include the union’s members — need equitable access to the vaccine.


“The Culinary Union supports efforts to include and prioritize allocation to Black and brown communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19,” spokeswoman Bethany Khan said.

The union consists of about 60,000 unionized hospitality workers in Nevada. Just over half — 55 percent — are women and 45 percent are immigrants, according to Khan. Fifty-four percent are Latino, 18 percent are white, 15 percent Asian, 12 percent Black and less than 1 percent are indigenous peoples.

So far, 119 members of Culinary union and Bartenders Union Local 165 or their immediate family members have died from COVID-19, and more than 1,220 have been hospitalized due to the virus since the beginning of March, Khan said.

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