On Sunday, we celebrate the rich heritage of Mexico! Cinco de Mayo is an occasion for backyard barbecues, gathering with families and friends and, of course, concocting the perfect margarita. By using the ingredients below, you will be supporting ethical companies who give their workers a voice on the job. Now that’s cause for a…

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If there’s one thing we know about the Easter Bunny, it’s that he is very particular about the kinds of goodies he places in those festive baskets we all love. So, if you want to help out good old E.B. and also support good jobs and a vibrant middle class, consult our list of supplies…

Spring has sprung, which means the time has come to remove the dust, wipe down the surfaces and get everything looking sparkly. Whatever the project, your work will shine with extra gleam when you use products made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly. So shop – and scrub – wisely, and together we’ll…

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…

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…