It’s Time to Give Thanks Thanksgiving is a day to show our appreciation for all that we have that is good. Labor 411 is throwing a feast in celebration of the employers that provide their employees with job conditions that set the standard for a great working environment. Take our union-made Thanksgiving shopping list to…

By Shelly Lurie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! With all that cooking, there’s never enough oven space for all of your favorite dishes, and the stove always seems to be occupied. To help make your cooking a bit easier, we’re sharing a simple and delicious recipe for mashed potatoes that you can make in a slow cooker – no oven (or effort, really) required!

By Shelly Lurie

If you plan on visiting the City by the Bay, Ghirardelli Square needs to be on your list of places to visit.

Today, Ghirardelli Square is known for housing an array of upscale shops, fine dining, wine bars, spa facilities and, of course, the infamous Ghirardelli Original Chocolate Manufactory & Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace. Located on the beautiful San Francisco Bay just west of Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s already an ideal spot to check out. But, the history of Ghirardelli Square and the ice cream sundaes are why we’re recommending you pay this place a visit. Be forewarned: This destination is heaven for those with a sweet tooth.

By Sahid Fawaz

Former Secretary of Labor and workers rights champion Robert Reich is one of the most ardent supporters of growing the middle class. In the video below he takes on conservative TV host S.E. Cupps and explains why an increase in the minimum wage would help the economy and the working class.

By Shelly Lurie

Get in the winter spirit with Labor 411’s recipe for spiked apple cider! This cocktail combines apple cider, dark rum, and cinnamon schnapps – perfect to bring to any festive gathering for those of legal drinking age.
Our spicy spiked cider is a definite crowd-pleaser. Try it out and serve at your Thanksgiving meal!

By Shelly Lurie

San Francisco has become a city famous for fine dining and drinking. It feels as if new restaurants and bars pop up every day. With the novelty of new cool spots comes long waits (1.5 hours to sit down for dinner), pricey menus, small portions and crowds of people. Although it can be fun to treat yourself to one of these amazing meals, on the day-to-day it’s nice to go somewhere that’s no frills and affordable. Enter (union-staffed) Tommy’s Joynt.

By Shelly Lurie

Looking for a quick and easy recipe to whip up in time for the Halloween festivities? Check out our recipe for mummy dogs – a spooky take on pigs in a blanket. These mummy dogs are sure to be a crowd pleaser and will add Halloween spirit to any spread!

by Sahid Fawaz

Each year we hear of more and more stores that are opening on Thanksgiving Day, depriving their employees of time with their families. But what often goes unmentioned are the stores that refuse to open on that day. Instead they give their employees a day of rest and put people over profits. Below are eighteen such stores. If you know of any other stores, let us know in the comments. And if any of these eighteen stores have changed their policies and are in fact opening on Thanksgiving Day this year, please let us know and we will remove them from the list.