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  • We hear that Santa still needs to pack some gifts for the stockings and he’s looking for suggestions. Labor 411 has more than a few great gifts that will fit the bill! Send your list to the North Pole and see what union-made goodies come back.

  • By Michael Messina

    The glorious madness of holiday shopping is in full swing. Right now the power of the consumer dollar is amplified with the sheer amount of spending Americans do this time of year, which is why Labor 411 has put together a Buy Union, Buy American shopping list. We’ve got something for everybody and making an extra effort to purchase these awesome products and support these companies will help boost the economy and strengthen the middle class.

  • By Michael Messina

    The California High Speed Rail project has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but the latest change in direction for the track system that would eventually connect Los Angeles and San Francisco might be one of the most encouraging to date. A recent push to purchase foreign parts for the trains saw a reversal last week, and with help from U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-Fresno), most of the parts will be made in America.

  • By Michael Messina

    The candy company Just Born makes a lot of familiar and nostalgic American sweets: Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales. But Wednesday, about 200 union workers walked off the job in Pennsylvania after contract negotiations failed with their employer.

  • By Kelly Ross

    Throw your diets out the window on July 21st and indulge guilt free on National Junk Food Day. This national holiday celebrates all that is greasy, fattening, high in calories and loaded with sugar; pretty much all foods that taste good but are just oh so bad for you.

  • By Michael Messina

    July is National Picnic Month and Labor 411 has put together a great list of supplies. Find a shady spot, settle down and lay out the spread with this BuyBlue-approved picnic. Celebrate National Picnic Month with Labor 411 and know you supporting good jobs.

  • Summer is here, the sun is out and the celebration of our country’s independence is almost here! The Fourth of July is an explosion of festivities and gatherings, and we at Labor 411 want you to be well stocked. From flags to ice cream to beer, we’ve got the goods to make your party the best, all while supporting good jobs!

  • By Ross Lenihan

    Labor 411 is thrilled to officially announce we are coming to the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love! Philadelphia is set to become the fourth 411 city and we can’t wait to promote the amazing work of our union sisters and brothers in Philly (and to get tips on great cheese steak spots!). A print edition of Philly 411 is set for this summer, just in time for the Democratic National Convention, which hits town July 25-28.

  • By Michael Messina

    Bernie Sanders is starting to pull away from Hillary Clinton in Iowa and now he’s released an ad that may take him to the next level with voters.

  • By Ross Lenihan

    Los Angeles has a reputation as the entertainment capital of the world. With an employment base of 160,000+, entertainment is the third largest industryin all of L.A. County. And while movies sometimes garner the lion’s share of attention, the music industry is also a major economic engine in the region.