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…

Frank Guidelines for Ethical Hot Dogs Get your red hot hot dogs, right here! What better time to celebrate the dog days of summer by feasting on a frank in July – National Hot Dog Month. But whether your topping of choice is ketchup, mustard, relish, onions or some tasty combination thereof, make sure your dogs…

Stay Cool With These Ethical Summer Essentials Summer’s officially here and it’s time to tame those rays. Whether you’re embracing the blaze on a summer hike, beating the heat by the pool or enjoying that good old fun in the sun somewhere else, Labor 411 has a list of essentials for all your summer adventures.…

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Photo Credit: Anthony Quintano Make It a Union-Made Fourth of July The Fourth of July is here and it’s time to celebrate America’s birthday. Our flag has been waving high since 1776, but do you know what the colors mean? The red represents the blood shed by those who fought for our nation’s independence. The…

Baseball Food That’s Always a Hit A ball game just isn’t a ball game without the hot dogs, the salty snacks, the sodas and the beer. To best enjoy these goodies, we recommend ethical brands made by companies who treat their employees fairly. If you’re headed to the stadium, you can bring your own snacks…

Fun Ethical Essentials for Father’s Day There is no instruction manual for actually becoming a parent, but we know a thing or two about the kinds of things that dads are into. With Father’s Day coming up fast, Labor 411 has a few suggestions for your Dad Essentials Kit. These items work equally well for…

Arrive in Style and Make Her an Ethical Meal On Mother’s Day, every mom deserves chocolates, flowers, champagne or some combination of the three. To make the day even more special, why not cook a meal? You can either assemble a homemade Mother’s Day brunch and skip the restaurant crowds. Or wait until the evening…

Ethical Memorial Day! Memorial Day is here and that means summer is coming up fast! Are you ready to wring every last drop out of a warm three-day holiday weekend? In the spirit of summer, we’ve got some seasonal favorites to keep you happy, fed, un-burned and generally loving the season. The foods and goods…

Marvelous Margaritas and Much More for Cinco de Mayo The springtime fiesta of Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year which provides extra incentive to hold a cookout. Here at Labor 411, we have all the highest quality goods to celebrate the riches of Mexican culture. While seeking out tequila for the margaritas…