Holiday activities

  • Celebrate the Season The Union Way in our Nation's Capital

    By Jackie Jeter, President of the Metro Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, President of Labor 411

    Despite the challenges the labor movement has faced with recent policy changes imposed by the Trump administration, the spirit of organized labor burned bright in 2017 in Washington DC. The Nation’s Capital scored a significant victory in July when the minimum wage was increased to $12.50 per hour.

  • Enjoy a Union-Friendly Holiday in the City of Brotherly Love

    By Patrick Eiding, President Philadelphia Council of Labor, AFL-CIO, and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

    As we approach the end of the year and take full advantage of the joyous holiday season, we can look back over the achievements of organized labor in our great city.

  • Holidays by the Bay: Enjoy the Season by Supporting these Festive Union Events

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

    As 2017 draws to a close, it’s important to take some time to celebrate the season and enjoy the true magic of the Bay Area. We have handpicked some union-staffed holiday events that will keep your family and friends smiling and in the joyous spirit of the season. Best of all, your patronage of these events is helping to support good jobs. We hope you will enjoy these events which provide bring people together from all over the Bay Area to celebrate the holidays and the splendor of our region.

  • Make it a Union-Friendly Holiday in the City of Angels

    By  Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

    As we enter the holiday season and look back over the nearly concluded 2017, labor can take a lot of pride in what we have accomplished. Our ongoing fight for better wages, hours and benefits continues, and our committed LA union workers have joined their brothers and sisters in solidarity across a number of issues. We stood in opposition to President Trump’s executive orders involving immigration and the anticipated repeal of DACA. We participated in the Women’s and May Day Marches and helped defeat the disastrous anti-affordable housing bill, Measure S.

  • Holiday Spotlight – Spend a Union-Friendly Yuletide in the City of the Angels

    By Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

    Despite a November election that has left the country bitterly divided, the 2016 holiday season is no occasion for bitterness. As we near the end of another successful year in the ongoing fight for better wages, hours and benefits, our dedicated L.A. workers have reason for celebration. Highlights from 2016 include United Food and Commercial Workers agreeing on a new contract that protects more than 50,000 grocery workers, the creation of the Los Angeles Reentry Workforce Collaborative, the passage of the affordable housing and local jobs ballot measure Proposition JJJ, and citywide participation in the Day of Disruption in support of union rights and a higher minimum wage for workers across a spectrum of industries. Whatever the season, we can count on L.A’s unions to stay hawkish for positive change throughout the city and nationally.