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Nearly 98 Percent of Culinary Union Workers Nationwide Are Out of Work

Plus restaurants donate food, a grocery store remains open near the Strip, and more restaurant intel

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LAS VEGAS — Unite Here, the international parent of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, reports that 98 percent of its 307,000 members are out of work. Locally, the union represents about 60,000 members and says that around 6,000 workers have used the union’s home delivery of meals and drive-thru to find food. Nevada union members keep their health insurance for up to six months, and in some cases, the culinary union stepped in to make sure employees are paid the entire time nonessential businesses need to remain closed. Bethany Khan, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas local, tells ProPublica that the culinary union negotiated with Wynn Las Vegas to “extend pay and benefits for full-time, part-time and hourly workers through May 15.” [ProPublica]

ONLINE — The National Restaurant Association launched RestaurantsAct.com to help educate restaurants, employees, customers, and more on resources on COVID-19 restaurant and employee recovery programs. Interactive maps show information by state including state laws, regulations regarding closures as well as, eventually, reopenings as well as job losses and economic data covering the restaurant and food-service industry. [EaterWire]

LAS VEGAS — Panda Express donated about 1,400 meals to doctors, nurses, and staff at three Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals on Monday. [News3LV]

LAS VEGAS — Liquor World reports that it delivered more than 3,000 orders during the first five days since Clark County offered temporary licenses for liquor delivery. The liquor store with seven locations says that it fills most orders within less than 24 hours of payment, and some arrive within three to four hours. [EaterWire]

EASTSIDEStage Door, the bar next to The Cromwell that opened in 1976, closed its bar for the first time when Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all nonessential businesses to shutter until April 30, but its grocery store remains open. Co-owner Randy Markin says the store contains bread, milk, eggs, toilet paper, and refreshments, and shoppers have not been hoarding any supplies. [Vegas Inc]

ONLINE — Personal injury law firm Sam & Ash is giving away gift certificates from $100 to $125 to local restaurants each weekday at 3 p.m. So far, the law firm gave away gift certificates to Le Thai, Anna Marie’s Italian Cuisine, and Honey Salt. Participants can submit their names and e-mail addresses on the law firm’s website. [EaterWire]

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Le Thai

523 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 702-778-0888

Stage Door

4000 Audrie St, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 733-0124 Visit Website

Anna Marie's Italian Cuisine

10170 W. Tropicana Ave., #144, Las Vegas, NV 89147 702-605-3800 

Honey Salt

1031 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 445-6100 Visit Website

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Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

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