By Evan Henerson The Supreme Court’s notorious Janus vs AFSCME decision took an instant toll on many public sector unions and SEIU Local 721 was no exception. But given the Local’s work to increase membership over the past 40 year – reaching a 90% density – the damage could have been a lot worse. “We…

By Michael Messina

“We want JJJ, not Trump’s L.A.!” came the chant from the more than 75 protestors who gathered in front of developer Geoff Palmer’s luxury Medici apartment complex. The affordable housing rally in downtown L.A. Tuesday highlighted the unaffordability of complexes like Palmer’s, the toll it is taking on residents put out by these exorbitant structures, and the need to vote Yes on Proposition JJJ this November.

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!

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By Kelly Ross

Los Angeles is home to some of the best eateries in California, and some of the best are union. Langer’s Delicatessen, situated in Downtown Los Angeles on Alvarado St., happens to be one of them. This old school favorite is now in its 69th year and is union-staffed and operated by members of UNITE HERE.

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!

By Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

It’s the Holiday Season in Southern California. Not only can you count on residents complaining about the weather dipping below 60 degrees, you can also bet on Angelinos and visitors alike getting in the spirit of the holidays – by the beach. It’s a good time of year to kick back and have some fun with friends and family, all while supporting good local jobs.

By Kelly Ross

Los Angeles is the “it” place for the next nine days as half a million visitors descend on the City of Angels for the 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games, set to open tomorrow. After 16 years of being hosted abroad, the LA sporting event marks the first World Summer Games held in the United States. The opening day extravaganza on July 25 promises to be a not-to-be-missed event.