Last June, D. Taylor, the president of the union Unite Here, stood before a throng of hotel, casino and food service workers.
Today, a staggering 98% of Unite Here’s 307,000 members are out of work, he said.
They are still trying to get the government to protect unemployed workers’ health care.
The union’s Las Vegas affiliate, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is the largest of its locals, with around 60,000 members.
Unite Here has assured workers, including those who’ve been laid off, that it will continue to advocate for them.