organizer Kiko Reyes dies
|IN A HAPPIER
TIME Kiko Reyes, at front in white, celebrates
the signing of union contracts with the Reno Hilton
and the Flamingo Hilton-Reno at a picnic in Reno's Idlewild
Park on July 23, 2001. Hotel Employees & Restaurant
Employees Union Local 86 Secretary-Treasurer Scott MacKenzie
stands at back left. At back right is D. Taylor, who
has since been elevated to executive secretary-treasurer
of the now-merged locals. MacKenzie is now executive
director of the State of Nevada Employees Association.
(Dec. 7, 2005) Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Danny Thompson sent a somber bulletin to the movement
shortly after 5:00 p.m.
is with great sadness that I report that Brother Kiko
Reyes, organizer for Culinary Local 226 in Reno, died
yesterday after falling from his roof. Brother Reyes was
an organizer for Local 86 and Local 226 since 1980. We
will be seeking donations for his family. We will pass
along the funeral arrangements as soon as we receive them.
in peace, our brother.
"Kiko" Reyes, 1959-2005
Memorial arrangements announced
Vaya con dios.
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