A rally took place yesterday in front of Clark County Commission. Unions across multiple industries representing approximately 87,000 workers in Clark County united urging employers to have their employees back upon the reopening of the businesses.
Unions Representing 87,000 People Joined the Coalition Save Our Jobs
The “Right to Return” rally was held yesterday outside of the Clark County Commission. Workers and unions from the hospitality, airport, and entertainment industry, as well as hospital workers, have all joined forces in the Save Our Jobs coalition. The coalition is supported by multiple industries fighting to save the jobs of the employees they represent.
The unions that participated combined represent approximately 87,000 workers in Nevada. Bartenders Union Local 165, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, IATSE Local 720, National Nurses United and Operating Engineers Local 501 joined the coalition. Furthermore, SEIU 1107, Teamsters Local 986, Teamsters Local 631, and United Auto Workers Local 3555 also joined the coalition.
Support for the initiative came from Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom who spoke on Tuesday at the rally. He said: “A lot of these employees have worked for years and years, are out of work, and there’s no clear sign of when (all) these hotels will open up“. Segerblom added that although employers are looking to hire less experienced and younger personnel, the senior employees are the ones who have made Las Vegas great.
The Workers Have Helped to Build Nevada
Tuesday’s “Right to Return” rally urged employers to offer all workers, regardless if union-represented or not, throughout multiple industries to return to their jobs in Clark County once the businesses reopen. “Workers have helped to build Nevada into the tourism and entertainment capital of the world,” outlines a statement released by the Culinary Union last week.
According to the Culinary Union statement, many of the workers have helped sick, injured, and elderly residents. In addition, the Union stressed that thanks to the workers, the city grew to be one of the best places to live and raise a family. In conclusion, the union outlined that the workers have lost their jobs or were furloughed through no fault of their own and they should have the right to come back to their workplace.