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UNITE HERE Elects Taylor as New President

From left to right: UNITE HERE Secretary-Treasurer Sherri Chiesa, President D. Taylor and Retiring President John Wilhelm.

D. Taylor, leader of UNITE HERE’s Local 226 (the Culinary Workers Union) in Las Vegas, has been elected president of the national union. He replaces John Wilhelm, who served as president since 2009.

In a recent wide-ranging Las Vegas Sun interview, Taylor said:

When people talk about the service economy, they’re usually talking about low-wage, no benefits, high-turnover jobs. What we represent is decent pay, good benefits, stable jobs for people who can raise a family and have a piece of the American Dream.

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