Nine Ways to Make Your Holiday Travel and Vacation a Union One

By Sahid Fawaz

The holiday season is a time of vacation travel for many people. With so much spent on travel during December, it's a great opportunity to vote with your wallet and support businesses that provide good union jobs. With that in mind, we've listed businesses below that employ union labor and pay middle class wages. Now you can take a great vacation and help rebuild the middle class!

Union Chef: Peppermint Bark

By Shelly Lurie

Looking for a simple and delicious treat to make for the holidays? Try our recipe for peppermint bark – it’s two layers of rich chocolate that will satisfy any sweet tooth.  It’s also the perfect dessert to bring to any holiday party and makes a great gift!

Fight Inequality by Shopping Wisely

Labor 411 founder and publisher Cherri Senders writes on the idea of putting our money where our morals are during the holiday shopping season. In her piece for the Sacramento Bee, she stresses the need for a consumer movement that will support the companies that support their workers, and that it doesn't take much to make a change...

How many times have we struggled to reconcile our feelings about the “season of giving” with the gross economic inequality we see all around us? Or suffered a twinge of guilt after hearing the latest news report about families living on the edge while we go to the mall for a shopping spree?

Five of Our Favorite DC Area Restaurants That Pay Fair Wages to Workers

If you live in the Washington, DC area, then you know just how terrific the dining scene is here! With so many excellent choices, it can be hard to narrow it down. Well, if you like supporting employers who treat workers fairly, then these five below are definitely worth checking out! For the entire list of restaurants, visit our DC dining directory here.

San Francisco Spotlight: Mollie Stone’s Market

By Shelly Lurie

Mollie Stone’s is an institution in the Bay Area for foodies. With nine locations that boast some of the best, freshest local produce along with a host of natural products, this small chain of family-owned markets is the go-to place for healthy gourmands. But they also have every-day groceries so it’s a one-stop shop for everything from fresh fruit to deli meat to milk.

Union Chef: Hot Buttered Rum

By Shelly Lurie

With a cold winter approaching, it’s time to break out those hot beverages and grab a seat in front of the fireplace. If you’re looking for a drink with a kick, try our recipe for hot buttered rum. It’s a simple recipe for a classic holiday drink that will warm your soul during this cold winter.

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