A workers’ rights pow-wow in Las Vegas? Surely, you jest, right? It’s amazing to Las Vegas Backstage Access that in a city located smack-dab in a Right to Work state there is any concern for the rights of worker bees that are not already part of a collective labor union. The employer has long ruled the roost in Las Vegas.
That mindset is now being challenged as a five-year-old coalition of private and public organizations, called EMPLEO, or Employment Education Outreach, assemble for their first event ever to enable Las Vegas workers to learn about their rights.
Prior annual events in Las Vegas have focused solely on employer issues. Until now. Such an event for workers in our valley has been lacking for, supposedly, want of a space to hold it, at least according to Silvia Salazar, investigator with the Las Vegas office of the Labor Department.
The timing couldn’t be better given Las Vegas’ current economic situation.
The event is from 9 a.m. to noon on April 18 at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave. Info: 702-388-6001.