Nevada State AFL-CIO Announces Athletics as Title Sponsor of 67th Constitutional Convention
LAS VEGAS — Today, the Nevada State AFL-CIO announced the Athletics as the Title Sponsor of its 67th Constitutional Convention, being held on August 13, 14 and 15 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. The Nevada State AFL-CIO lobbied in support of Senate Bill 1, which will give Nevada the capacity to build a Major League Baseball Stadium on the Las Vegas Strip. The Athletics entered into a project labor agreement with the Southern Nevada Building Trades to guarantee that the project would create good-paying, union jobs for members, as well as reached a deal with Culinary Workers Union 226 to ensure that service workers who are employed by the stadium have the right to organize and negotiate union contracts.
This sponsorship also follows the Athletics’ donation to fund the Nevada State AFL-CIO’s Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship and make good on its commitment to creating positive change in the local community. The Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship is an annual award given to graduating Nevada high school seniors with a parent who is an active or retired member in good standing of any local union affiliated with the Nevada State AFL-CIO to attend college, university, vocational or trade school.
“As a labor leader, my priority has not just only been to look after our members, but to support our community as a whole. That’s why I’m thrilled that the Athletics are working with us to ensure that future generations of Nevadans have access to opportunities that will help them lead successful lives and contribute to our workforce,” said Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive-Secretary Treasurer Susie Martinez. “We thank the Athletics and their leadership for their generosity and for following through on their pledges to promote union labor and take care of the community that they will soon be joining. I look forward to seeing what we accomplish and where our partnership takes us in the years to come.”
“We are excited to be a proud sponsor of the Nevada State AFL-CIO's annual convention, which celebrates the individuals who are the backbone of the Silver State. We are also thrilled to contribute to the Nevada State AFL-CIO’s Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship,” said Athletics President Dave Kaval. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the Nevada State AFL-CIO, and also witnessing the positive impact their scholarship will have on future generations of Nevadans.”
The Nevada State AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing over 150,000 members of more than 120 unions throughout Nevada. Our members come from a breadth of industries that keep The Silver State moving, including the building and construction trades, the service trades, public employee sectors, and more. As Nevada’s voice at work, we strive to ensure that all working people are treated fairly, with decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities.