Many Americans would love to buy America-made, even if it’s a few dollars more, which often it isn’t. But their main complaint is that they can’t find items that are made in America. ABC News tackled this issue by emptying the house of a real American family and then going on a quest to refurnish…
Weathertech, a leading manufacturer of vehicle protection products, such as floor mats and cargo liners, surprised us all during the Super Bowl when it aired one of the best commercials that we’ve ever seen. The ad shows the various objections that business “experts” often have to manufacturing in the United States and then brushes them…
The big weekend is here!
It’s the Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos for the whole plate of nachos. And speaking of tasty snacks, don’t forget to refer to Labor 411’s Product Spotlights that will make your Super Bowl party the best in town — and most union friendly!
See our lists below for union-made nachos, wings and munchies to fill all the snack bowls. Also, a few union brews might be popular, too.
Remembering a great artist, union activist, and humanitarian. Here is Pete Seeger with Arlo Guthrie performing a timeless classic.
By Sahid Fawaz 1. Swiss Miss Few things are as comforting as a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. Made by members of the UFCW, Swiss Miss is a delicious treat that is also easy to make. Using fresh milk from local farms and blended with premium imported chocolate, Swiss Miss is available…
By Guest Blogger Ashley Beard-Fosnow
We love celebrating Chinese New Year! This year, Lunar New Year runs from January 31 through February 14 and will kick off the Year of the Horse. In preparation for the holiday, it is traditional to thoroughly clean the house, get a haircut, and pay off any debts – three of my favorite things!!! We usually just have a small dinner with friends at some point during the two week period. I organize a few crafts and games for the kids. We pull out the red napkins and decorate with red and Oriental items from around the house. Traditional celebration of Chinese New Year includes paying tribute to one’s ancestors and this year I hope to honor a few of our adopted Labor ancestors as well.
We are very proud to introduce the 2014 print edition of Labor 411 San Francisco. The first ever! Labor 411 has its roots here in Los Angeles and after giving the City of Angeles the best union-made guide to the city we thought our friends up north might like one, too. San Francisco is another town that has a rich labor history and is a union town to the core.
By Michael Messina
Income inequality has been rearing its ugly head in this country for a while now, and people are finally waking up. Jon Stewart of the The Daily Show always knows how to sum things up best. His recent segment called Slumdogs vs. Millionaires (in two parts below) points out the absolute absurdity of the arguments from the opposition.
By Sahid Fawaz
If you’re in the market for a luxury sedan, do yourself a big favor and check out one of these beauties assembled by proud Canadian union workers. Each car offers style, the latest technology, and lots of power. Because of the integration of U.S. and Canadian vehicle production, all these vehicles made in Canada include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW workers. Test drive one today and help support good middle class jobs!
1. Cadillac XTS
Manufactured in Oshawa, Ontario, the XTS is a gorgeous quality car that combines luxury and performance. Available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the XTS is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine that pumps out 304 horsepower and gets 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
Standard features include keyless entry, leather seat upholstery, front and side airbags, parking assist, 8-way power front seats, and more.
By Sahid Fawaz
The TPP, which stands for Trans-Pacific Partnernship, is easily one of the most threatening pieces of legislation facing American workers today.
According to the Teamster Nation blog, the legislation would,
make it easier to pass job-killing trade deals like NAFTA.
The legislation is known as ‘fast track.’ Sponsors know phony trade bills in the works — TPP and TAFTA — won’t pass if anyone looks at them too closely. People rightly suspect these deals will kill good American jobs, undermine democracy, raise the cost of health care and let tainted food from overseas into our grocery stores.