May 27 is National Sunscreen Day! Yes, summer has unofficially started and the sun worshippers will be back at the beach and taking full advantage of the warm weather. Don’t forget the Coppertone and Bain de Soleil! These union-made products not only protect your skin, but represent companies that protect a way of doing business…

By Michael Messina

This Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. We remember and honor those who have lost their lives while serving to protect this country, its citizens and all the freedoms that we enjoy so much. Shake the hand of a veteran, hug a member of the United States military or simply say thank you for all they have fought for.

by Sahid Fawaz

With summer around the corner, it’s a great time to book a getaway or two. And when you’re trying to decide on a hotel, UNITE HERE has you covered with their terrific list of union hotels. We went through that list and picked some jaw-dropping hotels that set the standard for luxury and style. Everyone should experience at least one of these hotels at some point in their life – they are truly a breed apart. And the best thing is you will be supporting good union jobs by choosing these hotels!

1. Mandarin Oriental New York

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork/

By Michael Messina

Workers who wash cars for a living have it tough. The water, the chemicals, the long hours all equal harsh working conditions.

But things are starting to look up for over 100 “carwasheros” in Los Angeles. Over a dozen car wash locations in Southern California, from Ventura to San Diego, have signed union contracts in recent months, thanks to our friends at the United Steelworkers and their terrific collaboration with the Community Labor Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) car wash campaign.  What will that mean for the workers? Better wages, better working conditions and a voice on the job. The CLEAN campaign, in conjunction with the United Steelworkers Local 675, has been working to spread the word of these unionized workers, now totaling 133 employees.

The Westin

by Sahid Fawaz   One question consumers often have is where to buy American-made products. One store in Angola, Indiana has made it easier for them by running a business that sells only American goods.    The American Store, formerly known as American Made Shopper, is on a mission to provide consumers a no-hassle way…

  by Sahid Fawaz   Finding employee-friendly businesses to shop at nowadays can be a bit difficult. With a Walmart in virtually every town, it’s easy to forget that there are companies out there that pay their workers well.  With that in mind, we decided to put together this list of businesses to make it…

Earlier this week, Anchorage mayor and Lieutenant Governor hopeful Dan Sullivan used the word slavery to describe unions.  According to the Achorage Daily News, Sullivan “compar[ed] rules that require union membership and payment of union dues to slavery.” Sullivan has been no friend of labor over the years. He fought public unions to restrict their…