San Francisco

  • Valentine’s Day The Union Way!



    By Kelly Ross

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it’s clear that love is in the air! If you haven’t quite ironed out your plans for the big day, we’ve got plenty of union-friendly ideas for you to spice up the Valentine’s Day weekend or the day itself. With these suggestions across the country, you can romance your way to a stronger America!

  • 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. 

  • Ranked: The Salary You Need to Afford a Home in 27 U.S. Cities

    New York City is a distant fifth

    By Michael Messina

    The mortgage website HSH.com recently put some numbers together on how much dough Americans need to earn in order to buy a home (aka median home price) in their respective cities. San Francisco has become the most expensive place to settle down in the U.S., far and above every other city. Surprisingly New York City is not #2. That distinction belongs to “America’s Finest City,” San Diego.

  • Labor Day in the Bay

    By Kelly Ross

    Labor Day weekend is here so let the celebrations begin! If you’re in the Bay Area this Labor Day, there will be plenty of amazing labor-friendly events to take part in. To make your Labor Day planning even easier, Labor 411 has and put together a list of labor-friendly events.

  • Labor in the Bay

    By Kelly Ross

    Every year San Francisco is host to one of the largest celebrations of labor around – Laborfest! The month-long festival began on July 5 – the anniversary of “Bloody Thursday,” the 1934 incident that gave way to the San Francisco General Strike that shut down the entire city and inspired thousands of skilled trades workers to join the labor movement – and runs through the end of the month.

  • Will NBA Stars Kevin Durant or LeBron James Land in One of These Union Cities?

    By Ross Lenihan

    Now that the NBA Finals are over, it’s time to turn our basketball attention to the draft and free agency. The big questions are: Will LeBron leave Cleveland, and where will Kevin Durant end up? Here at Labor 411 we’ve decided to look at the free agent market for LeBron and Durant through a different lens: labor.

  • Valentine’s Day in the City by the Bay

    By Sandy Southivilay

    Valentines’ Day is near and you should already be planning what to do with your special someone. There’s no shortage of fun things to do when living in San Francisco. In fact, there is so much to do that we’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 romantic date spots to take your special someone. Whether you’re taking a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge or having a nice, quiet dinner at one of our preferred union restaurants, rejoice in the time you’re spending with your special date and do so supporting good jobs and wages.

  • Bay Area Holiday Spotlight - Make it Union

    By Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

    As we enter the home stretch of the holiday season, there’s a whole lot of ways for thoughtful San Francisco residents and visitors to have fun while making their communities better than battling fellow shoppers for those desperate last-minute gifts. Whether it’s visiting the theater, the zoo, or even Six Flags, visitors and residents to the City by the Bay have plenty of opportunities to support good, local jobs while having fun over the holidays.

  • Union Halloween Events in LA, SF and DC

    By Michael Messina and Ross Lenihan

    If you’re in Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. this Halloween season, we’ve searched out some scary fun for you. These events are being held at union venues, so you’ll be supporting good jobs while having a frighteningly good time.