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…

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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…

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…

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…