The summer is flying by and before you know it, the young ones will be heading back to class. Make sure their backpacks are properly stocked with the supplies and drinks they will need to get through the school day. The items listed below are made by ethical employers who treat their workers fairly and…

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Labor takes care of its own, even in times of tragedy. Especially in times of tragedy. 6-year-old Stephen Luciano Romero was one of the victims of the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival at the end of July. Stephen’s father, Alberto, is a member of IBEW Local 332. Alberto’s childhood friend and former UFCW Local…

GE workers have had enough with management. ABC affiliate, News 10, reports: “A major union representing GE workers in the Midwest has announced its intention to go on strike starting the second week in August. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced Wednesday that four locals in Wisconsin and Ohio have collectively…

From Unite Here! Local 11: This week, the President of the Los Angeles City Council, Herb J. Wesson Jr, sent a letter to UK-based investment firm Queensgate Investment LLP expressing concerns about the future of Freehand Hotel’s workforce.  According public reports, Queengate is in the response of acquiring the trendy downtown hotel. In the letter, dated July…

Visitors come to The City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection) for the history, the entertainment, the culture, the food and for the fun! Tourists and natives alike have their pick of so many great choices — and all of them union proud! Here’s a selection. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Better know for…