APNJ Issues Second Letter To State Legislators


Dear Nevada Legislator,

Last Wednesday, October 9th, we sent a letter alerting you to certain actions being undertaken by the Local Culinary Union 226 that are giving Las Vegas an enormous black eye and hurting Nevada tourism. Our letter included a link to a video showing just how out of hand union guerilla tactics have become. This video has received quite a bit of attention being displayed on just about every local news network and even Fox News. If you missed that segment, please see it here. We would like to think that in light of this video and the attention it garnered, the Culinary Union would conduct themselves differently. Sadly, not only does the berating of Las Vegas tourists continue, it seems to have gotten worse.

We urge you to watch our latest video, taken last week after the news coverage broke, of union leaders hurling obscenities at tourists related to their weight, clothes and even partners, while they attempt to visit Las Vegas establishments. In a recent interview with Las Vegas, Inc., Ed Geoconda Arguello-Kline, the Culinary’ s secretary-treasurer said that there was nothing wrong with the tactics. The Union even bragged about the coverage on their Facebook page, but several union members and some tourists were quick to chime in and denounce the tactics. We have included some of those quotes on the following page. We hope you are as appalled by this as they are and urge you to take a public stand on behalf of the more than 300,000 local jobs that rely on Las Vegas tourism. The latest video can be found here.

In response to the hundreds of outraged residents who have contacted the Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs, we have launched an online petition campaign calling for an end to these deplorable guerilla tactics. As a Nevada legislator, we are asking you to sign that petition as well and join us in publicly denouncing this abhorrent behavior and telling the local labor bosses that they have gone too far. You can sign the petition here.

Should you choose not to publicly stand with Nevada job creators and workers against this unsatisfactory comportment, some might interpret that as sympathy for the same union bosses who see nothing wrong with calling tourists “losers,” “beached whales” and “nasty skanks,” among other things.

As always, we welcome your attendance this Saturday on the strip as we continue our campaign to thank tourists for choosing Nevada as their travel destination. We will continue to update you on our efforts to stand up for the workers and job creators in Nevada who help make this state so great, and hope you can join in our efforts to communicate that message.

Most Sincerely,

Dave McGowan
State Director
The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs

About The Alliance to Protect Nevada Jobs (APNJ):

APNJ is a project of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), whose mission is educate the public on issues related to workforce fairness, and to build greater public awareness of efforts that interfere with the good employer/employee relationships that most businesses enjoy. WFI has taken on similar efforts in other states to shine a spotlight on the questionable behavior union bosses engage in that usually hurts the very workers they represent.

The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit: https://www.workforcefairness.com.

To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Lauren Tate at (202)-677-7060.


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WFI is working to prevent passage of the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act)—a wholesale labor reform package that takes the current careful balance of labor rules and tips it greatly in the favor of labor bosses and forced collective bargaining.

The PRO Act robs workers of the right to a secret ballot to form a union, forces union contracts on workers without a vote of approval, and expose workers’ personal contact information to union bosses seeking to organize a workplace. And that’s just the start.

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WFI Key Vote Letter: Opposition to PRO Act

— 02.10.2020 —
Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy: On behalf of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), I am writing to share our organization’s vehement opposition to H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). WFI has serious concerns with the broad, overreaching nature of this legislation and the many ways in which it would undermine worker freedom and privacy, while simultaneously threatening businesses and entire industries that keep America’s economy thriving. Please note that WFI will include votes on the PRO Act and its amendments on our Congressional Labor Scorecard, which scores and ranks legislators based on their activity associated with workplace issues. WFI was established to fight for American employees and employers as well as our entire economy. We believe in worker empowerment, the right of workers to be fully informed of the options available for worker-involvement in the workplace, and the right to freely choose whether to organize or not. No individual or group – government, a union or an employer – should be able to intimidate or restrict workers’ in exercising these rights. In an attempt to boost flailing union membership at the expense of workers’ rights, the PRO Act would upend decades of established U.S. labor law and institute myriad anti-employee and anti-employer policies that have already been soundly rejected—by Congress, various federal agencies, or the courts. Among its most blatant affronts to workers’ rights, the PRO Act would eliminate the right to a secret ballot when determining whether to unionize and enforce a “card check” system, exposing workers to the potential for harassment, intimidation, and coercion. The PRO Act would also enforce binding arbitration in union negotiations by a government- appointed bureaucrat; repeal and eliminate right-to-work laws in 27 states, force workers to fund union activities regardless of whether they support them; and threaten the ability of individuals to operate as independent contractors, eliminating traditional economic and employment opportunities and threatening the independence and flexibility of the emerging gig economy. On top of all that, the PRO Act would force all workers’ personal and home contact information to be provided to a union during organizing campaigns – in an electronic, searchable format no less, with no limit on what a union can do with that information. WFI believes in advancing sensible policies that protect and preserve the rights of both employees and employers, and we welcome the opportunity to work with legislators who also support these efforts. However, the PRO Act does not achieve these goals and would instead threaten the rights of both while jeopardizing our entire economy. WFI urges members of the House to strongly oppose the PRO Act. Sincerely, Heather Greenaway Executive Director Workforce Fairness Institute See the letter here.
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