The USPS, a union operation, is really busy right now

By Michael Messina

Monday, December 14 was expected to be the busiest delivery day of the year for the United States Postal Service with an estimated 612 million pieces of mail delivered. This is only one day during the hectic holiday season when 15.5 billion cards, packages and more will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It takes a lot of union hands to keep an operation like that clicking.

By Michael Messina

Whether it’s Mom, the boss, a sister, or the love of your life, shopping for her can sometimes scramble the brain. We came up with a quick list of some presents for any and every lady in your life.

By Sandy Southivilay

Following the lead of cities like Seattle and Los Angeles, New York’s state wage board recently agreed to gradually increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour. The movement for a higher minimum wage certainly resonates with many Americans. According to a recent survey from Victoria Research, for example, 75% of Americans both support a $15 minimum wage and support labor unions.

By Ross Lenihan

The holiday season is supposed to be a time for joy, merriment, and quality time with family and friends. However, not everyone has been playing nice this year.

Below is a list of 5 corporate grinches that have recently made the news:

1. Trump Las Vegas

By Jos Williams, President of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

If it’s December in the nation’s capital, it must mean residents and visitors alike are gearing up to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and loved ones. But first, let’s be sure take a moment to thank our Washington, DC union brothers and sisters on the front lines fighting for better wages, hours, and benefits for all of us.

By Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Cherri Senders, Publisher of Labor 411

As we enter the home stretch of the holiday season, there’s a whole lot of ways for thoughtful San Francisco residents and visitors to have fun while making their communities better than battling fellow shoppers for those desperate last-minute gifts. Whether it’s visiting the theater, the zoo, or even Six Flags, visitors and residents to the City by the Bay have plenty of opportunities to support good, local jobs while having fun over the holidays.

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 Sahid Fawaz

We at Labor 411 believe that the holiday season is a great time for consumers to exercise their buying power by supporting companies that employ proud union labor. Our dollars are our votes in the marketplace – and we like to vote for those businesses that provide fair wages and benefits.