city spotlight

  • DC City Spotlight: 5 Ways to Enjoy Union Theater in the Nation’s Capital

    By Ross Lenihan

    Everyone knows that DC is the place for movers and shakers in government, but not as many realize that DC is also a fantastic city for catching live theater. From Ford’s Theater to the Kennedy Center, there’s a reason DC is regarded as the #2 city for live theater (behind only New York). Live theater is also heavily unionized in DC, so you can rest well knowing that your performance experience is brought to you by the hardworking women and men in labor.

  • Holiday Spotlight: Make it a Union One in the Nation’s Capital

    By Jos Williams, President of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

    If it’s December in the nation’s capital, it must mean residents and visitors alike are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and loved ones. But first, let’s be sure take a moment to thank our Washington, DC union brothers and sisters on the front lines fighting for better wages, hours, and benefits for all of us.

  • 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.

  • Holiday Spotlight: Make it Union in the City of Angels

    By Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

    It’s the Holiday Season in Southern California. Not only can you count on residents complaining about the weather dipping below 60 degrees, you can also bet on Angelinos and visitors alike getting in the spirit of the holidays – by the beach. It’s a good time of year to kick back and have some fun with friends and family, all while supporting good local jobs.

  • 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.