Los Angeles

  • 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.

  • Laboring to find Union Workers in the L.A. Construction Industry

    By Evan Henerson

    A recent examination of construction industry data in an L.A. Times cover story is both illuminating and depressing.

  • 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!

  • Holiday Spotlight – Spend a Union-Friendly Yuletide in the City of the Angels

    By Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, President Labor 411

    Despite a November election that has left the country bitterly divided, the 2016 holiday season is no occasion for bitterness. As we near the end of another successful year in the ongoing fight for better wages, hours and benefits, our dedicated L.A. workers have reason for celebration. Highlights from 2016 include United Food and Commercial Workers agreeing on a new contract that protects more than 50,000 grocery workers, the creation of the Los Angeles Reentry Workforce Collaborative, the passage of the affordable housing and local jobs ballot measure Proposition JJJ, and citywide participation in the Day of Disruption in support of union rights and a higher minimum wage for workers across a spectrum of industries. Whatever the season, we can count on L.A’s unions to stay hawkish for positive change throughout the city and nationally.

  • Labor Day in L.A.: Snoop Dogg, the Dodgers, Parades and More

    By Michael Messina

    Labor Day is buzzing in Los Angeles. Whether you’re visiting or a local, there are plenty of awesome, labor-friendly events throughout the city. We’ve found five of our favorites where you can feel the beat with Snoop Dogg or grab a Dodger Dog with the boys in blue.

  • Planning a Beach Trip in LA this Summer? Here’s How Unions Make It Possible

    By Ross Lenihan

    With its warm weather, eclectic neighborhoods and gorgeous beaches it’s easy to understand why Los Angeles attracts over 50 million visitors a year. And with summer beach season in full swing it’s worth appreciating the many ways that union members help make those lovely beach days possible.

  • Celebrate America’s Birthday in Los Angeles

    By Kelly Ross

    Los Angeles is home to some of the best venues in the nation, making it a great place to celebrate Independence Day. Whether you want to experience a fireworks spectacular or enjoy a whole weekend of patriotic festivities, we’ve got the place for you to spend your 4th. Attend one of the following events and ring in Independence Day in the best way possible, by supporting good jobs that pay workers fairly and promote a stronger American middle class!

  • 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.

  • Here’s What You Need to Earn to Live Comfortably in Los Angeles

    By Ross Lenihan

    The City of Los Angeles has a median household income of $49,682. Unfortunately for Angelinos, a new study by GOBanking Rates finds that households need around $74,000 a year to live “comfortably,” meaning safe housing and food, savings, and recreation and entertainment. That’s a gap of about $24,000.

  • Hot Valentine Date Spots in the City of Angels

    By Ross Lenihan

    Everyone knows there’s nothing nicer than a quiet, romantic dinner or drink with the one you love. Below is just a sample of the wonderful, romantic, union restaurants* in Los Angeles. So here’s to spending some quality time with the one you love in a good, union setting!