‘Right to Return’ rally in Las Vegas by 87,000 Union Workers urging employers to re-hire


87,000 people took to roads in Clark County Commission in Las Vegas seeking their jobs back on re-opening of the businesses.

The rally was not limited to workers from casino industry but also included workers and unions from the hospitality, airport, and entertainment industry, as well as hospital workers.

The coalition was named as ‘Save Our Jobs’ and witnessed participation from employees of different industries.

These 87,000 workers of Nevada comprised of Bartenders Union Local 165, the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, IATSE Local 720, National Nurses United and Operating Engineers Local 501, SEIU 1107, Teamsters Local 986, Teamsters Local 631, and United Auto Workers Local 3555, reported Gambling News (October 7, 2020).

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom 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”.

Matthew, 15-year Station Casinos worker on behalf of Culinary Union tweeted that, “I was born & raised in Las Vegas. I’ve seen our community come together during the hardest of times. Working families need our County Commissioners to come together now”, reported Gambling News.

All of these Unions and workers demanded that they be taken back in their jobs as the businesses reopened because they were furloughed for no fault on their own part but because of the pandemic.