On this particular night, even with 4,000 union members and their families in the house, “strikes” were just fine, especially when they were delivered by the home team.
IBEW Local 11 was well-represented during Union Night, held August 20 at Dodger Stadium and sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, and Labor 411. Local 11 bought nearly 400 tickets for its members, and Business Manager Joël Barton participated in a VIP tour of the stadium and joined labor dignitaries on the field prior to the first pitch.
The event featured a pre-game salute to labor and a spectacular post-game fireworks display. All attendees took home a special Union Night T-shirt. And with labor’s karma powering the home team, the defending world champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 3-2.