Wasting Public Resources - February 22

On February 22, 2012, Culinary Union Research Analyst Chris Serres made several allegations against the UFC based on the Culinary Union’s conversations with MMA athletes and agents.1   

One article described it as ”a somewhat bizarre incident” when Serres addressed the Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting to propose an “MMA Bill of Rights,” with the author concluding, “[u]lterior motives, anyone?”2 

Does the Culinary Union send staff members to Nevada State Athletic Commission meetings regularly?

On March 5, 2013, Unite Here wrote to the Chicago City Council Committee on Health and Environment criticizing the caffeine content of Xyience energy drinks, a sponsor of the UFC. The letter calls the UFC a “human cage-fighting franchise” and regurgitates its tired claims against the UFC.

  1.   Serres, Chris, Presentation to the Nevada Athletic Commission, Feb. 22, 2012, available at http://cdn2.cagepotato.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/82443511-Culinary-Workers-Union-Local-226-testimony-before-the-Nevada-Athletic-Commission.pdf. 
  2.   Culinary Union Rep Crashes NSAC Meeting Wed to Encourage Commission to Pass ‘MMA Bill of Rights’ in Nevada, (date of publication unknown), available at http://www.cagepotato.com/culinary-union-rep-crashes-nsac-meeting-wenesday-to-encourage-commission-to-pass-mma-bill-of-rights-in-nevada/.