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Casino workers' union rallies for collective bargaining bill

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Posted at 2:46 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 17:46:29-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's powerful casino workers' union is rallying in support of a bill slowly moving through the Legislature that would give state workers the right to collectively bargain.

Dozens of members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 joined state workers and members of the public employees union Tuesday let lawmakers and the governor know they back the measure.

D. Taylor, the former Culinary Union president and current president of the union's national affiliate Unite Here, says union members worked hard to elect Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and a Democratically-controlled Legislature whose leaders all say they support collective bargaining.

Taylor says there's only a few weeks left in the session and the unions want to collect "on an I.O.U."

Sisolak has said he supports giving workers the right to collectively bargain but hasn't said if he'd sign the bill.