When the Casinos Were Shuttered, the Money Dried Up in Las Vegas

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Nearly all of Vegas’s casino employees lost their jobs. But for many of them, the blow was softened by their membership in the Culinary Workers Union, which began negotiating exit packages for its 60,000 casino and hospitality workers even before Sisolak issued his emergency order. The C.W.U. provided its members with health insurance and helped them navigate the glitchy process of filing unemployment claims. Earlier this month, Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the Treasury, said that one in four Americans could soon be out of work. In Nevada, this dark future is already reality.

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