Culinary workers conduct caravan protest in call for safe reopening of Las Vegas resorts Ricardo Torres-Cortez, Las Vegas Sun · May 13, 2020 at 3:14 pm The Las Vegas Strip, mostly deserted since mid-March because of coronavirus-related closures, experienced a brief semblance of normalcy on Tuesday afternoon. Hundreds of cars transporting thousands of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members occupied the road in a procession to demand resorts have adequate protections in place to keep employees and customers safe from the virus when they eventually reopen. “Don’t roll the dice with workers’ lives,” read several signs and window paintings on the honking vehicles. The union, which represents more than 60,000 Nevada hotel and casino employees, about 98% of whom are currently jobless, is asking state officials and the Nevada Gaming Commission to implement coronavirus mitigation efforts proposed by the union. The union wants enough personal protective equipment for workers and customers, as well as enhanced cleaning, disinfecting, and social distancing regulations.