Seedings have been assigned, brackets are filled out and nobody seems to care much about anything else. It must be March Madness, the college basketball tournament that spikes everybody’s interest, from the most rabid fan to those who pick winners based on their favorite color. Wall-to-wall basketball is certainly an occasion for throwing a viewing…

O’s, Chex, Flakes, Puffs…it’s all good. Especially on National Cereal Day – March 7 – when everybody loads up their bowls, grabs the milk and starts devouring (pretty much just like any other day!) As any ethical shopper and cereal connoisseur knows, there’s Great Grains and not so great grains. The brans…er, brands… listed below…

Without unions, there would be no Oscars. The thousands of men and women who bring Hollywood’s most decorated films to life – in front of and behind the cameras – are proud union members, and this weekend’s Oscar ceremony will showcase their work. In honor of Tinseltown’s biggest night, we offer a light-hearted list of…

Love is in the air…and on the aisles. Just try to find a store that isn’t awash in hearts, flowers, chocolates and all things red and pink. Chocolate and champagne may be the height of Valentine’s Day cliché, but for good reason: these Valentine’s Day staples are beloved by men and women alike. If someone…

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It all comes down to two teams. So, who’ve you got? The perpetually victorious Pats or the upstart Rams? Regardless of your gridiron allegiance, you’ll need a fully-stocked fridge for Super Bowl Sunday. With more than 250 union-made beers to choose from, we’ve got ethical brews for every taste. And no party is complete without…

The holidays may be over, but there’s still a chill in the air. From hot drinks to warm clothes, Labor 411 has everything you need to battle the cold. Best of all, the toasty items on this list are made by ethical companies that treat their workers fairly and give them a voice on the…

During the holiday season, kids expect toys. Lots and lots of toys. At Labor 411, we’re not …er…playing around when we say that the best toys and games are those made by ethical companies who treat their employees fairly. The list below has some tried and true suggestions and, for more options, be sure to…

The holidays are here, and the chances are good that you know a few ladies who enjoy some of the finer things. Granted, not every woman wants items that are stereotypically girly, but some do. For those ladies, we offer a selection of gift ideas that will warm any heart, all of them made by…

For the manly men in your life (and on your shopping list), you can skip the linens and kitchenware aisles and proceed straight to the sporting goods and power tools. Stereotyping aside, we’re pretty sure you know a guy whose heart will beat a little faster and whose smile will shine a little brighter when…

Gifts say something about the giver. Yes, uniqueness is always a good thing, but there’s also something special about a trusted brand that everyone knows and loves. The brands below are trusted for several reasons including the fact that they are produced by ethical companies which have histories of treating their workers with fairness and…

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