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Members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 protest outside Palace Station in Las Vegas on Feb. 12, 2016. (Source: FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Culinary Union 226 declined to endorse any Democratic presidential candidate Thursday ahead of the Feb. 22 Nevada caucus.

The union, along with Bartenders Union Local 165, represents 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno.

"We are not going to endorse a political candidate," Union Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-Kline said. "We're going to endorse our goals."

The union recently sent a flyer to members breaking down policy issues with the leading candidates. The flyer particularly focused on Bernie Sanders, stating he would "end culinary healthcare." 

"We are committed to people voting and we're really going to work hard to defeat Trump," Argüello-Kline said. "We respect ever single candidate right now. We know they're great people."

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If you need a union officer, who live off your union dues, to tell you who to vote for. You are a brainless lemming. Think for yourself!

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