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This chapter introduces the reader to "politically engaged unionism" as demonstrated by the bargaining successes of The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professor Ruben J. Garcia provides a brief background of the union and its member demographics, arguing it can serve as a model for unions across the country.


This chapter has been published in The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law for the Twenty-First Century (edited by Richard Bales & Charlotte Garden)[]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © Cambridge University Press.

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Ruben J. Garcia, Politically Engaged Unionism: The Culinary Union in Las Vegas, in THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF U.S. LABOR LAW FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (Richard Bales & Charlotte Garden eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2019).