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.
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.