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Statement by Senator Joe Biden on Upcoming Nevada Culinary Workers Strike Vote

September 07, 2007

Las Vegas, NV (September 7, 2007) - Sen. Joe Biden today issued the following statement in support of the Nevada Culinary members and their upcoming vote on September 12th to authorize a strike:

"A hallmark and honor of my 34 years of public service has been my support of unions in Delaware and around the country. Without a vibrant union movement, the American middle class will continue to struggle. On a number of occasions I have walked picket lines with unions members when they were left with no other alternative but to resort to a strike. I have made it clear in recent meetings with Culinary members in Las Vegas and Reno that I support their efforts to win fair contracts.

There is a very important vote next Tuesday, September 12th for the 12,000 workers in Las Vegas, and should current efforts at the bargaining table not produce an acceptable contract, I will walk the picket lines to send a strong message that health care, job security and respect are not up for negotiation."

Joseph R. Biden, Statement by Senator Joe Biden on Upcoming Nevada Culinary Workers Strike Vote Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/316235

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