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Culinary head D. Taylor poised for new challenge as national leader

J. Patrick Coolicanbyline‚ Nov. 27‚ 2012

His task: to addess labor unions’ failure to reach young people, Hispanics and blacks.

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Las Vegas became gripped in economic crisis. The tourism and convention business collapsed, workers were laid off or had their hours reduced, and there was talk about how destinations such as ours would suffer devastating, long-term consequences.

For many in Las Vegas, this is when D. Taylor, then the staff director and now the head of Culinary Union Local 226, stepped up big time.