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…

On Thanksgiving, we always know the feast will be spectacular. There will be lots of food and it will all taste wonderful.  And if we’re looking for even more reasons to be thankful, how about some Turkey Day gratitude for the employers whose ethical treatment of their workers sets an example for businesses throughout America!…

Anybody who has ever attended an election party knows that the atmosphere can get a little bit tense. Once the votes have been counted, that tension gives way to elation or misery depending on what the electorate decides. As you’re stocking up for your election night party, make sure you’ve got some salty stuff for…

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Everybody gets giddy as the calendar creeps toward November. The costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, the scary costumes…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…

Some will enter a spirit-ed debate over whether martinis are best enjoyed shaken or stirred. At Labor 411, we’re more concerned about which “water of life” you’re pouring into that martini in the first place. Fortunately, the list below has plenty of vodkas made by companies who treat their workers fairly. Consult the list below,…

Enjoy the Best of the ‘Fest with Ethical Brews and Bites The salt will be plentiful and the steins will be full. Get ready for the bubbly, savory and salty sensations of Oktoberfest! The much-loved holiday officially gets underway from September 22 to Oct. 7 in Munich, but here in the United States, some of…

After a long, sweaty, gridiron-free summer, the return of football season is always cause for celebration. Whether you’re a fan of college or pro, whether you’re at the stadium or rooting from your couch, no game is complete without something to drink and something to snack on. The drinks and munchies below are made by…

Many of you will be spending a portion of Labor Day weekend with the grill of your dreams. So when you “meat” up with friends, be sure to and raise the “steaks” for your holiday barbecue with these delicious favorites made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly, thereby helping to strengthen the middle…

Ah, the great outdoors. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the s’mores! That’s right. When you’re planning an outdoor vacation during the final weeks of summer, you’ll need a bunch of supplies both fun and practical. Whether you’re protecting against the elements or putting together a decadent fireside treat, Labor 411 reminds you to…

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