by Sahid Fawaz If you’re looking for a great gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, we’ve got a terrific list for you. And the best part is that that they are all made by proud union members! Buying union on the holidays is more than just an expression of solidarity – it’s a vote for…

by Sahid Fawaz Whenever the topics of inequality, wages, or social security come up, there inevitably follows a wave of myths and lies that distort the issues. These lies perpetuate outdated laws and mechanisms that hurt the working class and unfairly benefit the 1%. Robert Reich walks us through seven of these lies in the…

by Sahid Fawaz   Congratulations to JetBlue pilots who voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join the the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).   According to the ALPA,   “The National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that the 2,600+ pilots at JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly to join the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA).   Of the…

It’s Earth Day, and here at Labor 411 we like to be eco-friendly as well as labor friendly. To touch on both of those themes we found a few vehicles that are union made, by members of the UAW, as well as either fully electric or hybrid for us environmentally conscious drivers.

See below for some quick specs and links for these awesome vehicles.

MSRP: $34,185
 
Gas Mileage: 35 mpg City / 40 mpg Hwy

Engine: Gas/Electric I4, 1.4L
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity: 4
Body Style: 4dr Car

The Westin

by Sahid Fawaz   We at Labor 411 love the holidays. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, celebrating traditions, and eating good food.    And Easter is no exception. When Easter arrives it means that Spring is (finally) here, kids are excited to participate in egg hunts and get yummy treats, and billions…

On April 14, Passover begins at sundown and feasts of matzo ball soup, gefilte fish and plenty of wine will highlight this holiday celebrating the Jewish peoples’ liberation from slavery. Labor 411 wants to contribute to the Seder table this year, so we found a great charoset recipe via Epicurious. It’s super easy and everyone will love it.

Purchase your apples and walnuts from any of these union grocery stores and use our other union-made ingredients to sweeten the deal. See even more great union-made products below to make your Passover celebration the best in town.

by Sahid Fawaz Poverty wages. Little to no benefits. Stressful work environments. These are just a few of the ordeals that fast food workers have to endure as their employers make obscene amounts of money. And now it gets worse: Over 1,000 fast food workers surveyed allege that their employers paid them less than they…

How does a business that rakes in billions of dollars get away with paying less than minimum wage? That’s what an Oakland Raiders cheerleader is asking the NFL in a lawsuit covered by ESPN here. The Guardian also released an article that nicely summed up the paltry compensation of these hard-working women:

Back in January, Oakland Raiderette Lacy T brought a suit on behalf of the entire squad. Factoring in practice hours, charitable appearances and the annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot on top of a 10-game commitment, he and her attorneys argued that the Raiderettes’ $1,250 annual wage worked out to less than $5 an hour. That’s a whole $3 below the state minimum.

“The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” proclaimed President Obama on Tuesday. Monday was the last day of open enrollment for the exchanges that have been set up under the new law, and according to the president, 7.1 million Americans signed up. Middle and lower class…