Las Vegas is seeing a surge of visitors again: ‘It’s like somebody turned on a light switch’

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UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which represents 60,000 hospitality workers, pushed for health and safety protocols in May for casino employees. That fight led to getting legislation passed by Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Aug. 11, says Bethany Khan, a spokeswoman for the union.

Named after a Caesars Palace employee who became infected with the coronavirus after returning to work in June and died later that month, the “Adolfo Fernandez Bill” required hotels and casinos to implement new pandemic procedures.

Khan says passing the bill was a win for those who work in Vegas and those who visit it.

“When you protect workers, you protect tourists,” Khan says.

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