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Political Director

Culinary Workers Union Local 226
1630 S. Commerce St.
Las Vegas , Nevada 89102
United States


Employment History


  • Northwestern University
23 Total References
Web References
Civil Libertarians of the Year | ACLU of Nevada, 22 Feb 2015 [cached]
Yvanna Cancela
Yvanna Cancela is the political director at Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITE HERE, Nevada's largest union with over 55,000 members. She is responsible developing an overarching agenda to advance workers' rights. Yvanna has dedicated her career to advancing workplace justice and fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. She led programs to increase members' awareness and civic engagement that resulted in the registration of thousands of new Latino voters, as well as record voter turnout among union members. Throughout the last year and a half, Yvanna has worked to organize union members to pressure Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. Through her work, she aims to empower workers to exercise their voices and push for change. Despite being the political director, Yvanna stays closely involved with the worker organizing. In 2013, she was awarded the White House's César Chávez?Champions of Change award for the union's work on organizing for comprehensive immigration reform. Yvanna was born and raised in Miama, Florida. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2010.
"I am just hopeful that if ..., 1 Nov 2013 [cached]
"I am just hopeful that if they truly want to be a part of the dialogue on workers' rights, they will be more transparent," said Yvanna Cancela, communications director for the Culinary Local 226.
Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., right, appears ..., 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., right, appears with Yvanna Cancela, left, Culinary Union Local 226 political director as they launch the Culinary Union's canvassing efforts in Nevada at union headquarters in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
"I don't think we're at the decision-making point, but our members are very concerned about this considering how hard they fought for the health care that they have," said Yvanna Cancela, spokeswoman for Culinary Local 226.
"Without question, the economy and Vegas ..., 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
"Without question, the economy and Vegas workers will feel the negative impact of losing thousands of rodeo tourists," said Yvanna Cancela, spokeswoman for the large Culinary Union.
"What we have been fighting for, ..., 2 July 2013 [cached]
"What we have been fighting for, for the last year and really for the last decade, is comprehensive immigration reform, which means a pathway to citizenship for all people," said Yvanna Cancela, political director for the Culinary Union.
"That's the challenge with Heck's bill," Cancela said.
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