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Nevada State AFL-CIO Responds to Shooting in Las Vegas

02 Oct, 2017
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Nevada State AFL-CIO Statement on Shooting Tragedy in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – Following last night’s shooting in Las Vegas, the Nevada State AFL-CIO released the following statement:

“Last night in Las Vegas was devastating. The Nevada labor movement offers our condolences to the shooting victims and their families,” said Rusty McAllister, Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO. “We thank the first responders, law enforcement officers, and medical professionals who worked all through the night to save lives. Working people will continue to come together to do all that we can to provide resources to the victims and help our community through this awful ordeal.”

“Our hearts and prayers are with everyone who was impacted by the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas,” said Liz Sorenson, President of the Nevada State AFL-CIO. “In the face of unimaginable violence, working people are coming together to support one another. Nevada is our home and union members will step up to do whatever is needed to help the survivors and their families.”

Local unions are working with other groups in the Las Vegas community to offer assistance with coordinating donations and support for the victims of the shooting. There are several unions attempting to set up blood donation sites at their facilities. The logistics of this effort are being worked through. As the Nevada State AFL-CIO receives more information about dates, times, and locations, we will make that information widely available.

All of our affiliated unions are reaching out to their members to check on their safety and to assist in any way possible. The Culinary Union Local 226 has over 4,000 members at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and they are phone banking them to check on their wellbeing and needs.

As more information becomes available, we will continue to send it out. We will inform working families of locations of upcoming blood drives and donation opportunities to assist those in need.