By Kelly Ross

Labor Day was created in 1882 when a man stood before the New York Central Labor Council and proposed a holiday to celebrate labor. However, to this day there is no definitive conclusion as to who that man was. Most believe that it was Peter McGuire, founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters who first suggested the idea to the labor council. While others declare that it was in fact Matthew Maguire a prominent union activist and member of the New York Central Labor council who founded the holiday.

Beer Can Chicken Looking for the perfect recipe for you and your friends this Labor Day or to kick off the football season? Try our tasty Beer Can Chicken. This tipsy take on grilled chicken is sure to have your taste buds screaming for more. It is the perfect excuse to break out the BBQ…

By Kelly Ross

Looking for the perfect recipe for you and your friends this Labor Day, or to kick off the football season? Try our tasty Beer Can Chicken. This tipsy take on grilled chicken is sure to have your taste buds screaming for more. It is the perfect excuse to break out the BBQ and crack open a beer. Booze and BBQs, now who can say no to that? As always, all of our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support good jobs.

By Sahid Fawaz

There is a real human cost to the low prices at Walmart. The eye-opening video below exposes some of that cost as it takes a peek into the sweatshop conditions inside the company’s overseas operations. Check out the full video below and share it with any friends who believe that Walmart can do no wrong.

Today, Labor Day is an opportunity to spend time with loved ones at a barbecue or picnic, take a trip or to just relax. In all the fun we often forget the struggle that working Americans endured and the victories that were won to achieve today’s workplace rights.

By Kelly Ross

Over the years Labor Day has become synonymous with end of the summer BBQ’s, giant retail sales, three-day weekends, and a moratorium on white clothing. However, back when Labor Day was first established, its sole focus was to celebrate the labor movement and acknowledge the monumental achievements of workers. We must not forget the humble beginnings of this holiday and the real reason why we celebrate it each year.