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Union members in Las Vegas rally for 'right to work'

Posted at 5:37 AM, Aug 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada union members rallied outside the Clark County Government Center Tuesday morning.

Multiple unions joined forces to create the Save Our Jobs Coalition. They're asking Clark County Commissioners to help save Nevada jobs.

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According to organizers, the Save Our Jobs Coalition includes members from about 10 different unions with a combined membership of about 87,000 people.

The coalition represents workers in the hospitality, airport, entertainment, hospital, and trade industries.

Union members are asking the Clark County Commission to place a Right to Return ordinance on the Sept. 1 commissioner’s meeting agenda.

The ordinance would require employers to offer all workers who were laid off or furloughed the right to go back to work when their business reopens. The ordinance they’re hoping for would support union and non-union workers alike.

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The following unions are said to participate: Bartenders Union Local 165, Culinary Workers Union Local 226, IATSE Local 720, National Nurses United, Operating Engineers Local 501, SEIU 1107, Teamsters Local 986, Teamsters Local 631, and United Auto Workers Local 3555.

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