Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep.13 — Hospitality Unions File COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Casinos

Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep.13 — Hospitality Unions File COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Casinos

DAN VERTON, Director of Content & Branding

July 6, 2020

The unions representing 60,000 culinary workers and bartenders in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit this week against three major casino operators accusing the companies of failing to adequately protect their workers from the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The lawsuit is one of the first such major actions in the nation to hold employers responsible for COVID-19 infections as cases surge in more than 25 states.

In this episode of the Prevention Podcast, we have an exclusive interview with Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 in Las Vegas. She said the situation in Las Vegas for hospitality workers is a game of life and death, and some employers appear to be prioritizing profitability over safety and lives.

Dan Verton is the Director of Content & Branding at LiveSafe. Dan is a former military intelligence officer and anti-terrorism awareness training producer for a nationwide DHS training program. An award-winning journalist, Dan has a Master's Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C., and is the author of four books, including The Hacker Diaries (McGraw-Hill, 2002), Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (McGraw-Hill, 2003), and Left of Boom (Amazon, 2017). Follow @DanielVerton

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