When someone says the word “Thanksgiving,” what’s the first thing that leaps to mind? Do you think: “turkey,” “holiday,” “no work,” “dinner with family,” “gorging” “football”? Or does your nimble brain skip the actual holiday part entirely and immediately go to “shopping,” “deals,” “Black Friday,” “lines,” “must get deals at all costs!”? Demand that Workers…

Activist Tom Morello has made a name for himself as an incendiary guitarist and passionate activist. From his work in Rage Against the Machine to his solo efforts as the Nightwatchman and collaborator in the Prophets of Rage, Morello can be found on the frontlines of social justice issues across the globe. On June 6,…

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Here are five companies that we…

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

Labor Day weekend is here so let the celebrations begin! If you’re in the Bay Area this Labor Day, there will be plenty of amazing labor-friendly events to take part in. To make your Labor Day planning even easier, Labor 411 has and put together a list of labor-friendly events.

By Spike Dolomite Ward

Do you care about the survival of the middle class?  Are you concerned about income inequality?  Are you worried about your job, or the jobs of your family members, friends and neighbors?

By Evan Henerson

Admit it…the road still beckons. You still need one more vacation – or maybe an in-town “leave the dishes in the sink” stayaction – before the summer unofficially ends Labor Day, and the fall craziness kicks in.