By Sahid Fawaz   What a great year for movies!   American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave were among the films that captivated audiences all around the world in 2013. And they are deservedly being recognized at this year’s Academy Awards show.   But behind all the glitz and glamor…

By Sahid Fawaz   We love the spirit of the Olympics and the incredible work that the athletes devote to being their best.    And we love knowing that the televised coverage that we watch is brought to us by the proud union members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of…

by Sahid Fawaz Think minimum wage workers have it tough today trying to make ends meet? Michael Strain, a writer at Bloomberg, thinks the wage is not low enough.    He states, “If we knocked the minimum wage down to, say, $4 an hour, we would significantly mitigate employers’ risk from hiring a long-term unemployed…

Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee drew the ire many Americans, including the U.S. Senate, during the 2012 Summer Games when it was discovered the uniforms the designer provided for the athletes were made abroad. Ralph Lauren took the hint for this year’s Winter Games and made the uniforms right here in America. Fantastic!…

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.

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…