Celebrate Mardi Gras With Our Union-Made Party List

By Sahid Fawaz

Mardi Gras is the biggest party of the year in New Orleans - and what a party it is! But that doesn't stop people from all over the country from celebrating it too.

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Right-to-Work Watch – New Hampshire Says No!

By Evan Henerson

New Hampshire may be a small state population-wise, but it’s union proud.

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Grab Your Union-Made Popcorn, It’s Oscars Night

By Michael Messina

Yes, the Oscars are union, very union; from the actors to the below-the-line crew to the people putting on the actual show. Hollywood is a union town through and through. And if you’re watching the festivities at home, we want you to be stocked with the goods that will provide that good old fashioned theater experience. We’ve put together a guide to union-made popcorn, candy and soft drinks – goodies that support companies that treat their workers well.

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Billionaire Elon Musk Makes Case for Basic Universal Income for All People

By Sahid Fawaz

Elon Musk is one of the most famous living capitalists today. From SpaceX to Tesla, Musk has gained a reputation for his visionary way of doing business.

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Bill Gates to Companies Replacing Workers: Your Robots Should Pay Taxes

By Sahid Fawaz

The march of technology may be inevitable in certain industries but that does not mean that businesses should just horde all the productivity gains at the cost of society.

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5th Annual Oscars Special

By Michael Messina

The 5th Annual Labor 411 Oscars Special is here, celebrating another year of awards that revolve around an industry that is highly unionized. Even the show itself is put together and run with union hands. In their honor we’ve put together another fun list of union-made products inspired by this year’s batch of Best Picture nominees.

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Alexander Acosta: The Sanest Pick We’ve Seen So Far

By Michael Messina

With Donald Trump’s announcement this morning of Alexander Acosta as the new U.S. Secretary of Labor nominee, a collective – if possibly temporary – sigh of relief was heard. As Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s CEO Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination, many in the work world were bracing for a similarly unqualified and nonsensical candidate to take Puzder’s place. While we’re still giving Acosta the rubber stamp of approval at this point, he seems to be the first of his kind in the new administration: a solid and fairly uncontroversial candidate.

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The Results from the Boeing Unionization Vote are In

 

By Sahid Fawaz

The union drive at Boeing in South Carolina had a tough battle ahead of it: the governor reportedly told employees not to vote union; the state is" right-to-work;" and the company had a lot of resources at its disposal to deter workers from voting yes.

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Burger Man as Secretary of Labor - This Time There's not an AP for That

By Evan Henerson

Talk about a nominee who was destined to go down in flames. That would be Andrew Puzder, the Carl’s Jr. fast food magnate who President Trump tabbed to be his Secretary of Labor. Puzder withdrew himself from consideration today, a day before his scheduled confirmation hearing in which he almost certainly would not have received the necessary votes to get the position.

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A Republican Governor Just Told Boeing Workers to Reject Unionization Effort

 

By Sahid Fawaz

Should a governor interfere with a unionization vote on the day of the vote? No.

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