By Linda Dao

Looking for a recipe to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Try our easy slow cooked corned beef recipe. Simply throw all of the ingredients into a Crock-Pot and let the Crock-Pot do all of the work! As always, our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support good jobs!

By Sahid Fawaz

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS”) conducts some of the toughest safety tests on cars. And each year it lists those cars that made it through with flying colors. For 2015, the list includes nine union-made cars that received the coveted “Top Safety Pick” rating, with one of them receiving the prestigious “Top Safety Pick +” designation. According to the IIHS, “to qualify for 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must meet the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria, plus earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.”

By Kelly Ross

It’s Women’s History Month and while we continue to fight as a group for labor rights, women have consistently gotten the short end of the stick throughout history. Women today still do not get pay equal to men in the workplace. Today we celebrate a group of women who took a stand for fair working conditions in their day, the Lowell Mill Girls.

St. Patrick’s Day ushers in the beginning of spring, and is a great occasion to share a pint or two with your friends. What better time to revisit the Labor 411 beer list? Add a few drops of green to make it festive, pair it with some nice, salty corned beef and there’s nothing better. All while supporting good jobs.

By Sahid Fawaz

As we celebrate Irish-American Month, we are taking a look at the impact that Irish-Americans had on the labor movement. In 1903, in what is known as the “Children’s Crusade,” Irish-born labor organizer and activist Mother Jones fought on behalf of children who endured horrible working conditions. With her slogan, “We want to go to school and not the mines,” she made the public aware of what these children endured. For more on this historic moment, make sure to check out the terrific video below:

By Sahid Fawaz

Each year we hope that Walmart does an about-face as the largest private employer in the country and pay its workers fairly and sell more American-made goods. Unfortunately, 2015 seems to be another year that brings much of the same. With that said, here are our three reasons why we are staying away from Walmart this year.

By Kelly Ross

The AFL- CIO was once two separate entities, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, both working to further the Labor Movement and promote workers’ rights. The rivaling groups maintained very different ideologies and competed for supremacy over the Labor Movement until the 1950s when the split began to hinder the very foundations of the movement. It became clear that the rivalry was crippling the industry that called for solidarity and would only flourish under such terms.