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…

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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.…

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…

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