Labor takes care of its own, even in times of tragedy. Especially in times of tragedy. 6-year-old Stephen Luciano Romero was one of the victims of the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival at the end of July. Stephen’s father, Alberto, is a member of IBEW Local 332. Alberto’s childhood friend and former UFCW Local…

By Paul Burton The California State Senate’s Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed California’s groundbreaking bill that addresses the misclassification of workers as independent contractors on a 4-1 vote July 10. Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez codifies last year’s landmark state supreme court ruling in the Dynamex case which ruled that…

By Jacob Bourne This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories. Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! California experienced another catastrophic wildfire season in 2018 causing $3.5 billion in damage statewide with some blazes extending late into the year. Many lost their…

Jacob Bourne This is part of a series highlighting the efforts of organized labor and featured in Labor 411’s print directories.  Click here to order your copy and support Labor 411! With a nearly two-month long strike in the rear view mirror, 2,500 of San Francisco’s hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE! Local 2, have emerged with…

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Last year, Salesforce Tower opened in San Francisco. One of the tallest buildings in the country coming online would be a high-water mark for most cities, but not the City by the Bay. With a new arena, more skyscrapers and massive redevelopments in the works, San Francisco’s evolution is just getting started. And it’s all…

By Paul Burton California Democratic Party (CDP) delegates elected Los Angeles labor leader Rusty Hicks as chairman of the state party at its convention in San Francisco June 2. Hicks is the president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and was endorsed by dozens of labor unions and elected officials. At a meeting…

San Francisco and the surrounding area offers numerous opportunities for fun while also supporting good union jobs. From fine dining to City institutions, you can make it a fun (union) day Cow Palace Just across the San Francisco border in Daly City sits the historic Cow Palace. Check out conventions, concerts and other fun events.…

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