Bread And Roses: The Lawrence Mill Strike

By Kelly Ross

In 1912 industrial workers of the American Woolen Company in Lawrence, Massachusetts took to the streets in an outrage. Workers had received a two hour pay cut corresponding to a new law that shortened the work week from 56 hours to 54.

Union Chef: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day Special

By Linda Dao

Did you know that April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? “PB & J” is a lunchtime favorite for many American kids and adults. The average American child consumes about 1,500 PB & J sandwiches before graduating high school! Another fun fact: Americans consume enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion PB & J sandwiches!

To celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day we are giving you a recipe with a little twist on the classic PB & J sandwich – PB & J French Toast!

Unions Ruined Everything

By Kelly Ross

Unions, the folks that brought us the 40 hour work week, weekends, child labor laws, safety regulations, sick pay and health benefits. Who needs them right? Definitely not Americans, we love living in poverty!

Watch: A Look Back at the Life of Cesar Chavez

By Sahid Fawaz

88 years ago today, Cesar Chavez was born. He would go on to lead a life dedicated to helping the migrant farm worker. His leadership caught the attention of the world and inspired many throughout the labor movement to fight for fair pay and fair treatment. He was a selfless and visionary leader who sought social justice for those who had been stepped on by employers and society for so many years.

Bountiful Easter Baskets

Spring is officially here and that means the popping pastels of Easter are just around the corner. If you’re crafting a basket for the little ones, we’ve got a few union-made classics that will accompany those bright eggs perfectly.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

By Sahid Fawaz

Next time you hear someone complain workplace regulations and unions, remind them of the fire at the the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in 1911. Unrestrained by workplace safety laws, the factory owners had locked the exits to the stairwells so that the workers - mostly young women aged 16 to 23 - could not take unauthorized breaks. The result was the unnecessary deaths of 146 people who couldn't escape the fire. 

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