Ok, guys, it’s time to start thinking about the big date for this Feb. 14. This year we suggest making a day of it and heading to your favorite romantic outdoor spot. Lay out the checkered blanket and share some (union-made) sandwiches, a box of chocolate and a bottle of wine. Tell her how glad you are you found her and you should have this one in the bag. Happy Valentine’s Day!
While watching one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever, we got a real treat when we saw a WeatherTech ad proudly trumpeting the message of buying American-made. It's great to see the resurgence of companies valuing making products here at home, which benefits American workers AND strengthens the economy.
From crisp, golden ales to dark, frothy stouts the Labor 411 beer list has grown into a selection worthy of any connoisseur. Now with more than 200 selections, our updated directory features union-made brews for the host who’s throwing a party or for the worker who just wants to pop the top on a cold one after a long day. For our complete list, click here.
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. It’s one big union event that you can participate in too by shopping union-made for your party snacks and beverages. Show your support for union NFL players, union refs, and millions of union members across America by shopping union-made using our directory here and help support those good union jobs! And if you are looking for the perfect beer, check out our union beer list here!
For more on shopping union-made, make sure to watch Washington Metro Council’s Chris Garlock below talk about the importance of buying union.
Labor 411 Founder and Publisher Cherri Senders tackles the Super Bowl and all of its union ties (which are numerous). Read her commentary below via Capital & Main.
The Super Bowl reflects the best of America. Not just because we get to watch some of America’s greatest athletes participating at the highest level in their sport. Nor is it the glitzy, over-the-top halftime shows. It’s not even because the Super Bowl is one of this country’s last communal viewings, with more than 110 million Americans expected to tune in to witness the action in Glendale, Arizona.
Many aspects of the game this Feb. 1 will be brought to you by unions. From the players on the field (NFLPA) to the concession workers (Workers United) to the football that is flying through the air. Yep, the Wilson football cut and sewn specifically for the Super Bowl is also made by employees represented by Workers United.
On January 19th Oxfam released a study warning that the top 1% are on the verge of owning as much as half the wealth of the entire planet.
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said:
"In the past 12 months we have seen world leaders from President Obama to Christine Lagarde talk more about tackling extreme inequality but we are still waiting for many of them to walk the walk. It is time our leaders took on the powerful vested interests that stand in the way of a fairer and more prosperous world. Business as usual for the elite isn't a cost free option - failure to tackle inequality will set the fight against poverty back decades. The poor are hurt twice by rising inequality - they get a smaller share of the economic pie and because extreme inequality hurts growth, there is less pie to be shared around."
None of this surprising given the assault on unions by politicians and corporations, the sending of jobs overseas, and the resistance of the elite to pay their fair share in taxes. And it will only get worse if real change is not accomplished. For more on this development, check out the video below:
Few things are as cringeworthy as corporate anti-union videos. The distortions and lies are on another level completely. Below is a video by Target that tries to convince its employees that unionization would hurt the workers' interests. It's some bizarre stuff indeed.