Vegas Strong March - Today!


Thousands to participate in Vegas Strong March on the Las Vegas Strip Today

The tragic shooting at the Route 91 Festival caused the country unimaginable heartbreak, but the Las Vegas community came together to show compassion and supported the victims and their families like never before.  We stood in line for hours to give blood, brought food and water to those in need, and created healing spaces to gather as a community.

Today, we will come together in a march of strength, prayer, and healing.

“Nevada is a place where working men and women have a real opportunity to provide for their families and achieve the American Dream. Nevada is our home, we are Vegas Strong, and we will not live in fear. Workers serve our country and our community every day, and we stand united and together, today and always.” – Geoconda Arg├╝ello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union.

Vegas Strong March
Today - 5pm

The march will begin at Caesars Palace on Las Vegas Boulevard and ends at the Statue of Liberty by New York-New York Hotel & Casino.  Thousands of community members, local clergy leaders, and Culinary Union members will march.

For Culinary Health Fund participants seeking free counseling and mental health assistance, please call Harmony Health Care at (702) 215-8000 to make an appointment. MGM Resorts International guests and employees can call (702) 836-6655 for crisis counseling.


ABOUT THE CULINARY UNION:
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent over 57,000 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 270,000 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 Union and Las Vegas-area employers.  It provides health insurance coverage for over 143,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.   The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with over 57,000 members - a diverse membership that is approximately 55% women and 56% Latino. Members - who work as guest room attendants, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, and kitchen workers - come from 167 countries and speak over 40 different languages. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for working men and women in Nevada for over 82 years. CulinaryUnion226.org / @Culinary226

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