Indulge your Presidents’ Day Weekend Buying Spree Presidents’ Day weekend is traditionally a time when retailers slash prices and run sales on big ticket items like mattresses, tires and cars. On Presidents’ Day and every day, Labor 411 urges you to make the smart choice and give your business to retailers who treat their workers…

Some things just naturally go together. Ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cake and ice cream, the list goes on. But nothing pairs with Super Bowl action like an ice-cold beer made by companies that treat their workers with respect and give them a voice on the job. Labor 411 has more than 250…

Peruse the beer aisle of your favorite grocery or liquor store and you will come face to face with a veritable tsunami of options. We all have our favorites, and the list of brews made by companies who treat their workers fairly stretches to almost 250. So with the dawn of a new year, why…

Welcome to 2020, a new year filled with the promise of new horizons! But first, you may need to shake off the after-effects of all that New Year’s Eve reveling. Fortunately, there are plenty of union-made items to help you get back to yourself and face 2020 with a clear head and some pep in…

All those stereotypes about men wanting tools, booze, hogs and sports equipment under the tree? They are all perfectly true. OK, we’re half kidding here, but most of us have at least one guy on our list who is at home on the field, over the grill or under the hood. Our guy-items span the…

The old saying goes that “it is better to give than receive.” But really, who are we kidding? We all like to receive. Be it a small but heartfelt knick-knack from a coworker, something sparkling and dazzling from a partner, or a really cool toy from the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself, receiving an expression of…

Is your refrigerator ready to be stuffed to the rafters with Turkey Day feastings this Thanksgiving? Below is a list of some staples that belong in every respectable fridge every holiday season. These items are made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly and give them a voice on the job. Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s…

Our democracy is under siege, and thanks to the beauty of live streaming, the nation has a front row seat. Who’s got the popcorn? Labor 411 recognizes that, while a significantly serious matter, the public impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s potentially illegal interaction with Ukraine is an occasion for friends to get together to watch…

Everybody gets giddy as the calendar creeps toward November. The scary costumes, the jack-o-lanterns… what’s not to love about Halloween? As you’re stocking up to satisfy the neighborhood ghouls, remember that candy is dandy and ethical is preferable. The sweetest treats are those made by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them a…

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