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.

Celebrate National Cookie Day by Scarfing Down Only American-Made Oreos

By Evan Henerson

Back in mid-November, Kristyn Pomranz of Bravo’s The Feast blog invited her readers to identify the “mystery flavor” of the recently released Mystery Oreo. Guesses included “Key lime pie,” “Fruity Pebbles,” “lemon salt water taffy.” A woman who worked for Mondelez (but who confessed to having no insider knowledge) said “Chiquita Banana lady’s hat.”

Nobody guessed “heart of gold” which, we realize isn’t a flavor, but we’re trying to make a bigger point here.

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