Christmas

  • Enjoy Union Fun by the Bay this Holiday Season

    By Tim Paulson, Executive Director San Francisco Labor Council and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

    As we digest the bitter national election, we must acknowledge that the holidays are here, and Bay Area residents have more than earned the opportunity to enjoy the yuletide spirit. 

  • Holiday Spotlight – Enjoy Union Friendly Seasonal Activities in the City of Brotherly Love

    By Patrick Eiding and Cherri Senders

    As easy as it is to get caught up in gift giving and capitalism, the holiday season is also a time to look back at the achievements of organized labor in the continuing fight for workers’ rights. In 2016, Philadelphia witnessed massive gains for workers when the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing nearly 5,000 workers finalized a new contract providing members wage increases and pension improvements. RNs at four area hospitals voted this year to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals – nurses at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and at Hahnemann University Hospital recently ratified their first union  contracts, and RNs at Temple University Hospital ratified a strong, new contract, as well.

  • Ideas for Santa: Stocking Stuffers

    We hear that Santa still needs to pack some gifts for the stockings and he’s looking for suggestions. Labor 411 has more than a few great gifts that will fit the bill! Send your list to the North Pole and see what union-made goodies come back.

  • Think Before You Spend this Christmas

    By Spike Dolomite-Ward
    Labor 411 Foundation Development Director

    I’m dreaming of a Blue Christmas with every Christmas gift I buy.

    BuyBlue.

  • Make the FairHotel Choice for Labor Day

    By Evan Henerson

    Admit it…the road still beckons. You still need one more vacation - or maybe an in-town “leave the dishes in the sink” stayaction - before the summer unofficially ends Labor Day, and the fall craziness kicks in.

  • A Donkey, a Snowmobile and 15.5 Billion Deliveries

    The USPS, a union operation, is really busy right now

    By Michael Messina

    Monday, December 14 was expected to be the busiest delivery day of the year for the United States Postal Service with an estimated 612 million pieces of mail delivered. This is only one day during the hectic holiday season when 15.5 billion cards, packages and more will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It takes a lot of union hands to keep an operation like that clicking.