The head of the union representing tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas says all of those employees should be tested before the casinos are allowed to reopen.
"Nobody should have to choose between your life and your job. That's what we're being asked to do here,” said D. Taylor, President of UNITE HERE, the labor organization that includes the Vegas branch of the Culinary Workers Union.
“We're not rats in a lab to be tested," he said.
Earlier Tuesday, the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas put out a set of rules it's committed to follow when it restarts operations.
It includes temperature screenings of all employees and guests, social distancing and face masks to be provided to guests who choose to wear one.
But Taylor said the union wants the government to set consistent guidelines that all casinos must follow.
"We're not going to rely on companies to do the right thing,” said Taylor. We've already seen what meatpacking companies have done throughout the United States.”
Thousands of workers at meat processing plants have become infected with coronavirus.