Culinary Union to sue ‘major Las Vegas strip casino companies’. On Monday, the Culinary Union plans to file a lawsuit against “major casino companies in the Las Vegas Strip,” alleging that casinos have not adequately protected workers from coronavirus.
In a statement Saturday morning, the union, which represents about 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, announced the forthcoming legal action. It notes that the forthcoming action is for injunctive relief under the Labor-Management Relations Act, during the pandemic “based on hazardous working conditions that workers face”.
In the statement, the union said “the current rules and procedures in place for responding to workers contracting COVID-19 have been wholly and dangerously inadequate.”
The suit focuses on what the union said is the companies’ failures to “properly warn workers, disinfect and quarantine when a worker or their co-worker tests positive for COVID-19.”
The statement did not specify which companies the suit will be filed against. The union said it plans to hold a virtual news conference on Monday morning regarding the lawsuit.
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