STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the Culinary Union’s Endorsements in the 2020 NV primary election



Friday, May 1, 2020 


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STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the Culinary Union’s Endorsements in the 2020 NV primary election:

Candidates have received Culinary Union’s endorsement because we believe that they will be an advocate for 60,000 Culinary Union members and all working families in Nevada. We look forward to working with elected leaders and candidates on issues that matter most to workers such as healthcare, immigration, and workplace safety.

Click here to see the Culinary Union’s 2020 Primary endorsement guide:

DECLARACIÓN de Geoconda Argüello-Kline con respecto a las recomendaciones de la Unión Culinaria en las elecciones primarias del 2020 en Nevada:

Algunos candidatos tienen el respaldo de la Unión Culinaria porque creemos que serán defensores de los 60 mil miembros de la Unión Culinaria y todas las familias de clase trabajadora en Nevada. Esperamos con gusto trabajar con líderes y candidatos electos en los temas que más les importan a los trabajadores tales como el cuidado de la salud, inmigración, y seguridad en el lugar de trabajo.

Pulse aquí para ver la guía de refrendos de la Unión Culinaria para las Primarias del 2020:


Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 300,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America. 

The Culinary Union, through the Culinary Health Fund, is one of the largest healthcare consumers in the state. The Culinary Health Fund is sponsored by the Culinary Union and Las Vegas-area employers. It provides health insurance coverage for over 145,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.  

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with members who come from 178 countries and speak over 40 different languages. We are proud to have helped over 18,000 immigrants become American citizens and new voters since 2001 through our affiliate, The Citizenship Project. 

The Culinary Union has a diverse membership -- approximately 55% women, 54% Latinx, 19% White, 15% Asian, 10% Black, and less than 1% Indigenous Peoples — and consists of guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for workers in Nevada for 85 years.  

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