A shout-out to our friends at the Los Angeles Young Workers who not only came to our Labor 411 Foundation Blue Tie Gala, they also wrote a great blog post about it (see below).
Thanks LAYW. We’ll see you next year!
Members of LAYW were proud to attend the 2019 Labor 411 Foundation Blue Tie Gala on June 6, 2019. The event, held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, honored UNITE HERE! Local 11, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and musician/activist Tom Morello.
UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents more than 30,000 workers employed at hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas and convention centers, received the Champions for Change Award. MWD, the largest supplier of treated water in the United States and will receive the Partners for Public Good Award. AFM Local 47 and IWW member Tom Morello, an activist and musician known for his work with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and the Nightwatchman, received the Cultural Warrior Award. As he was in Europe on tour, he accepted via video message.
By supporting businesses that treat their employees well with fair pay, good benefits and safe working conditions, Labor 411 believes that we create a rising tide that lifts all boats. Now in its 11th year, Labor 411 produces annual print guides in several cities which allow consumers to support living-wage companies in their communities and avoid retailers that do not treat their workers well.
The Blue Tie Gala benefits the Labor 411 Foundation, the nonprofit educational arm of Labor 411, whose mission is to advocate for the creation and protection of good jobs through consumer activism.