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Philly City Spotlight

Holiday Spotlight – Enjoy Union Friendly Seasonal Activities in the City of Brotherly Love

By Patrick Eiding and Cherri Senders

As easy as it is to get caught up in gift giving and capitalism, the holiday season is also a time to look back at the achievements of organized labor in the continuing fight for workers’ rights. In 2016, Philadelphia witnessed massive gains for workers when the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing nearly 5,000 workers finalized a new contract providing members wage increases and pension improvements. RNs at four area hospitals voted this year to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals – nurses at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and at Hahnemann University Hospital recently ratified their first union  contracts, and RNs at Temple University Hospital ratified a strong, new contract, as well.

Help Us Get Labor 411 to the DNC!

By Cherri Senders

The team here at Labor 411 is very excited to announce we’re going to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in a few weeks to strut our union-made stuff. You’ll find us showing off the 10,000 union made ways consumers can make a difference with every dollar they spend. And best of all, thousands of DNC delegates will find our Philadelphia Union Entertainment Guide in their goodie bags.

The Original Fourth of July

By Kelly Ross

Looking for something to do this 4th of July weekend in our nation’s birthplace? Labor 411 has put together a list of the must see 4th of July experiences in Philadelphia, and they are all union! 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!

Labor 411 is Heading to the DNC

By Kelly Ross

With primary election season just about over, next up is the Democratic National Convention this July in Philadelphia. But Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one going to the DNC; Labor 411 will be there too!

“I Can’t Buy a Meal from Popeyes”: Fight for 15 – Philly Edition

By Ross Lenihan

Much has been said about the union-led Fight for 15 movement. Much less has been said about the actual day-to-day lives of those workers fighting for a higher minimum wage and the right to form a union. To correct that, this week we look at Shymara Jones, a single mother living in Philadelphia who works at Popeyes.

Historic Jackie Robinson Contract on Display

By Michael Messina

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will be displaying the historic contract Jackie Robinson signed to become a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, through this weekend only. If you live in the area or are visiting, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to look back on a big moment in the civil rights movement. This special display is on loan and will be out for viewing only through June 5.

NPR Promotes a 411 for Good Employers in Philly (LISTEN)

By Ross Lenihan

Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate recently hosted Labor 411 founder Cherri Senders and Patrick Eiding, the President of the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO, to discuss a new pro-labor business guide. Labor 411 Philadelphia is available online here and a print version will be presented to thousands of attendees at the Democratic National Convention in late July.

Labor 411 Ethical Shopping Guide is Now Live in Philadelphia

Nation’s top consumer directory for supporting good jobs brings Philly online

With thousands of products and services nationwide in its database, Labor 411 continues to expand its city-specific guides with the online addition of historic Philadelphia. Hundreds of local hotspots have been compiled to create a city directory that will allow both local patrons and visitors alike to support jobs that strengthen the middle class. This new city directory is now live, just in time for the summer travel season which brings hundreds of thousands of tourists to visit the birthplace of American democracy. The online directory will also be available to thousands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.

Philly on Film

By Kelly Ross

While most people associate film with Southern California, the movie industry is not exclusive to Los Angeles. In fact several well known films were shot in Philadelphia. Labor 411 has compiled a list of a few of these union-made films. Though not all of these films were shot in their entirety in Philly, the famous landmarks, eateries and museums make for great big city backdrops in the movies.

10 Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia

By Kelly Ross

Sometimes it can be challenging to find a fun union activity in the city of Brotherly Love, that’s why Labor 411 has done the work for you. Choose from any one of the following attractions that are staffed and/or maintained by union members and have a blast while supporting good jobs.