Nelson Lucero

Nelson Lucero
Communications Intern
The Culinary Workers Union Local 226

Nelson is a first-generation American born to parents who emigrated from Mexico. He fights so that his generation and the next have the opportunity to provide for their families. He is currently interning in the communications department at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas, the largest union and immigrant organization in Nevada. Nelson started his internship on a union leave-of-absence from New York-New York Hotel & Casino where he works as a Barista. When he’s not making memes and writing Tweets, Nelson likes to support citizenship and voter registration drives. Since he found out his Union was involved in fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, he has learned that U.S. citizenship and worker’s rights go hand-in-hand. For the past year, he’s been learning all of the different ways communications supports organizing. As a member of one of the largest and strongest union locals in the country, Nelson is proud of the work he is doing every day.


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