Labor 411, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Partner for Union Night at Dodger Stadium


Friday, August 4, 2017

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Labor 411, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Partner for Union Night at Dodger Stadium
Evening to Recognize Anti-Recidivism Second Chance Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp

Los Angeles – As the battle for the National League pennant heats up, Labor 411 and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO are partnering with the Boys in Blue for Union Night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Aug. 11. Union members, their families and friends can visit to purchase a special package which includes a limited edition t-shirt and a pre-game on-field celebration of Labor. The game against the visiting San Diego Padres will also include a spectacular post-game fireworks display.

At Union Night, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor will highlight the achievements of graduates from its Second Chance Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp program, which places formerly incarcerated individuals into paid apprenticeships that lead to good union jobs. A recent graduate of the Bootcamp will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

“We are thrilled to join the Dodgers for an exciting night at the ballpark that also recognizes the vital importance of unions in our nation’s labor force,” says Cherri Senders, Founder and President of Labor 411. “Between the players who are part of the Major League Baseball Players Association, the employees from UNITE HERE who staff the concession stands and even the UFCW workers at Farmer John who make the iconic Dodger Dogs, Dodger Stadium has long been one of the city’s most union-friendly recreation spots, as well as a wonderful place to spend an evening.”

“The Second Chance Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp is a joint undertaking between four core partners: the LA Fed, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council, and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. We believe in second chances no matter your background, and this program accomplishes just that,” says Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “Over the course of the 12-week program, our graduates applied themselves to being leaders in their communities. They demonstrated that with great character and perseverance, every challenge can be overcome.”

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