Pope Francis and Organized Labor

By Ross Lenihan

Pope Francis’ first visit to America continues to dominate news headlines. Since landing in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics has focused on poverty, immigration, and climate change, themes he returned to in his landmark address to Congress yesterday (it was the first such address by a Pope in U.S. history). Francis’ more liberal approach to the papacy has also injected fresh energy into the longstanding relationship between the Catholic Church and organized labor, and done so at a time when union support in America is on the uptick.

Pigskin History: Labor Meets the Gridiron

Football has long been America’s most popular sport, with millions of fans following the action every week. Before becoming the king of the sports world, football had a long history of unfair wages and poor labor conditions. Here are some key facts about what happened on the picket lines before union players dominated on the field:

Getting Ready for the Autumn Cool Down

It may not be truly cold yet, but the first day of fall is officially here and there’s no better time to start prepping for the chillier months ahead. Stock the closet and cupboards with union-made supplies that will fend off the freeze and wrap you in coziness.

230 Union Beers

Football season is alive and kicking, and here at Labor 411, we know many of you will be celebrating the weekly games with good friends and a cold brew. Our list of 230 union-made beers has you covered, from creamy stouts and hoppy ales to classic pilsners and lagers. So whether you’re going out or staying in, pop open a union-made beer and enjoy the game.

Video: Beer Cheese Beer Brats

By Kelly Ross

Bratwurst and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. You just don’t have one without the other. Nevertheless, this easy one-pot meal takes the Beer and Brat duo we love so much to a whole other level. With Labor 411’s list of 230 union-made beers you should have no problem trying out this beer infused recipe. Check out this video to see how it’s done. As always, all of our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support good jobs.

The Union Trend Sweeping the Digital Media World

By Ross Lenihan

Last month, VICE received a wave of attention for something other than its edgy, youth-conscious array of web and TV content. This time, it was the vote by the editorial staff of VICE Media’s digital operations to unionize (through the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE)) that generated the headlines.

Union Chef: National Cheeseburger Day

By Kelly Ross

The cheeseburger has become an American favorite over the years, and why shouldn’t it be? It has everything the quintessential good old fashioned American meal calls for: cheese, meat and carbs all wrapped up in an easy-to-eat package. This finger food even has a holiday named after it, National Cheeseburger Day, which is September 18. So today try this fun take on the age old recipe! As always, all of our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support good jobs.

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