By Jacob Bourne This week, Governor Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Summit to demonstrate California’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement. Held at Moscone Center South in San Francisco, the summit featured dozens of speakers including world leaders, celebrities, business leaders and heads of advocacy organizations. Thousands listened and participated in discussions while scores…
By Jacob Bourne Representatives of the San Francisco Labor Council joined thousands of other demonstrators who marched from the Embarcadero Plaza to City Hall for the Labor will Rise, Climate Jobs & Justice event on September 8. The march was aimed at getting politicians to take bolder action regarding rising global temperatures and climate change.…
By Willie Adams & Rudy Gonzalez When we talk about climate change, sea level rise, and earthquake preparedness here in San Francisco, we rarely talk about labor. On this Labor Day, as we embark on one of the biggest and most important infrastructure projects in our generation – strengthening the Embarcadero Seawall – we want…
By Angel Johnson Labor Day is here, and as the holiday weekend approaches, many of us get to relax and enjoy our time off with family and friends. Labor Day is an occasion to loosen up and relax, but it is also a time to reflect on the accomplishments that hard-working Americans have contributed to…
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are in the City by the Bay and in need of some entertainment look no further. Spend your day enjoying any one of these fun union locations.
1. AT&T Park
Enjoy some peanuts and Cracker Jack while you take in a ball game at AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants.
If you live in the Bay Area, you know that there are so many stores to choose from for just about anything that you could want.