Latinos called the backbone of Las Vegas hospitality

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You've heard of southern hospitality. But have you ever heard of Hispanic hospitality? Here in Las Vegas, that term becomes more true than ever.

54 percent of hotel and restaurant workers in the Culinary Union are of Hispanic descent.


The truth is, Hispanics are the majority. The Culinary Union, which represents hundreds of thousands of Nevada hospitality workers, is 54 percent Latino.


Her story is similar to most Latinos experiencing first-hand, the hard work and struggles to achieve the American dream.

"La union hace la fuerza. It's like unity makes us whole as a community. It's very inspiring not only for Latinos but for everyone," says Hirales.


45 percent of the Culinary Union's diverse membership are immigrants. Members come from 178 countries and speak more than 40 different languages.

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