San Francisco Spotlight: Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Café

By Shelly Lurie

San Francisco is undoubtedly rich in labor history. Part of that history is the iconic Buena Vista Café – the establishment credited with introducing Irish coffee to the United States. The beverage consists of coffee mixed with sugar and Irish whiskey with cream on top – a classic that warms you to the bone.

The Counter That "Free" Trade Proponents Don't Want You to See

by Sahid Fawaz

Free trade advocates and their disastrous legislation conveniently ignore the number in the video below. No matter how they sugarcoat it, the cold hard truth is that millions of good paying middle class manufacturing jobs have been destroyed by bad legislation that has put people over profits. For more on this, check out the excellent video below courtesy of the United Steelworkers.

Union Chef: Graveyard Rice Krispies Treats

By Shelly Lurie

Halloween is only a few weeks away! Looking for a fun and easy treat to make for your Halloween festivities? Look no further!

Check out our spooky recipe for Halloween-themed Rice Krispies Treats – they’re delicious and easy to make. It only takes about 30 minutes total to make this dessert and they turn out spook-tacular!

As always, our recipes are designed to be put together using union-made ingredients – so you’re not only satisfying your taste buds, but also supporting good jobs here in the U.S.!

4 Ways Labor 411 is Making it Easier Than Ever to be a Good Consumer

At Labor 411 we understand it can be difficult to find products made by responsible employers. That is why we strive to provide the best directory in the country, dedicated to goods and services produced by workers who receive fair pay and benefits. And this month, our online directory became that much better with the launch of our new website. Now it really is easier than ever to vote with your wallet! Here are four of the ways that we take the pain out of the shopping experience.

Union Chef: No-Bake Marshmallow Witches

By Shelly Lurie

It’s October which means it’s time we start thinking about Halloween! We’ll be posting Halloween-themed treats on the union chef blog for the entire month of October so that you’re ready for any party or gathering this Halloween.

With costumes to be assembled, a house to be decorated and candy to be purchased, there isn’t always a lot of time for cooking during Halloween. This recipe for marshmallow witches is easy and requires absolutely no baking which also makes it fun and safe for kids to help assemble!

These marshmallow witches make the perfect Halloween snack for any party – and let’s face it, they’re frightfully adorable.

Union Chef: Easy Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

By Shelly Lurie

Fall is here, which means it’s the start of pumpkin season! And what better way to welcome autumn than by making an irresistible pumpkin cheesecake. This recipe combines two American favorites: cheesecake and pumpkin pie… what’s not to love?

Better yet, we’ve made this recipe simple and easy to follow! As always, our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support unionized grocery stores.

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