Holidays by the Bay: Enjoy the Season by Supporting these Festive Union Events

By Tim Paulson, Executive Director San Francisco Labor Council and Cherri Senders, Founder and President Labor 411

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s important to take some time to celebrate the season and enjoy the true magic of the Bay Area. We have handpicked some union-staffed holiday events that will keep your family and friends smiling and in the joyous spirit of the season. Best of all, your patronage of these events is helping to support good jobs. We hope you will enjoy these events which provide bring people together from all over the Bay Area to celebrate the holidays and the splendor of our region.

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.

Celebrate National Cookie Day by Scarfing Down Only American-Made Oreos

By Evan Henerson

Back in mid-November, Kristyn Pomranz of Bravo’s The Feast blog invited her readers to identify the “mystery flavor” of the recently released Mystery Oreo. Guesses included “Key lime pie,” “Fruity Pebbles,” “lemon salt water taffy.” A woman who worked for Mondelez (but who confessed to having no insider knowledge) said “Chiquita Banana lady’s hat.”

Nobody guessed “heart of gold” which, we realize isn’t a flavor, but we’re trying to make a bigger point here.

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