The ‘Niners are going to the Super Bowl which is great news for the proud and sports-hungry citizens of San Francisco. Of course, local ‘Niner die-hards would have to travel across the country to Miami to actually catch the game in person. But that’s a story for another day.
For those who are staying in town on February 2 or for those who are visiting, here are 4.9 reasons why San Francisco is a great union town. Heck with it. Just for the ‘Niners, we’ll even round it up to 5!
Levi’s Stadium – the home to the 49ers when they’re not gallivanting off to Super Bowls, Levi’s Stadium is a fantastic place to take in some gridiron action. The UNITE HERE members who staff the concessions help make any experience second to none.
The San Francisco Labor Council – the hub of all things labor in San Francisco, the SFLC is affiliated with more than 150 unions representing 100,000 members and their families. Learn more here. http://sflaborcouncil.org/
Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park – although this hidden gem is in Richmond, it’s worth the visit. Learn about how work got done during World War II on the home front.
Curran Theatre and Golden Gate Theater – Get your culture fix at one of these fully union staffed houses. The former is the longtime home of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The latter will soon host the national tour of rocker Sting starring in the worker-themed musical “The Last Ship.”
Top of the Mark – Few views can, er “top” the panorama from this iconic spot in the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. The Sunday brunch, while pricey, is worth the splurge.
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