By Sandy Southivilay

For all the late shoppers running out of gift shopping time, why not make one instead? Here is a great gift idea that is easy and inexpensive – Reindeer Noses Holiday Treats! It only requires heading to your local union grocery stores. This gift idea is fun, yummy, and will support good jobs. Why not give it a try and earn some kudos this holiday for being crafty, creative, and for shopping union!

By Sandy Southivilay

With the kids at home for this chilly winter break, a nice, delicious home-cooked chicken pot pie will definitely bring a smile to their glowing faces. This recipe has the perfect combination of creamy on the inside and crispy on top. Not only is this dish a hit on the cold winter nights, but buying the union-made products listed below will also support good American jobs.

By Michael Messina

With the new year comes the obligatory question: Do you have any resolutions? And we tend to give the obligatory answers: Go to the gym more; eat healthier; laugh more often. And here at Labor 411, our answer tends to be the same each year, too. And for good reason; it’s an ongoing resolution: to make the American middle class stronger than it was the year before.

Get ready to pop the cork for 2016! If you’re looking for some union-made champagne for the New Year, we’ve got plenty of choices, along with a great selection of wine, beer and other top-quality drinks. And if you party a little too hard, we’ve got the relief, too.

The younger generations claim they care about income inequality, but are they walking the walk? That’s what Labor 411 Founder and Publisher Cherri Senders asks in her latest Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee. Read more below…

By Cherri Senders

If you talk to young people today about issues such as economic inequality or climate change, you will usually hear them profess deep concern. A survey released earlier this year found that economic and social inequality topped millennials’ list of concerns, followed by climate change.

By Ross Lenihan

As we move into the heart of the holiday season, millions of Americans are preparing to sit down for holiday food and merriment. If you’re like many Americans, this also involves enjoying the annual holiday-themed movies. Here at Labor 411, we’ve got you covered. Because not only is film a heavily unionized industry, there are great union holiday flicks to watch regardless of your taste.

By Michael Messina

As we head into our holiday vacations and time with family, we are often reminded of those who are less fortunate. We can’t forget about the continuing battle to raise the minimum wage to $15 and hour, and this video of a mother and her child is a stark reminder of how immediate the need is. Her struggle is just one of countless similar stories of hard-working Americans who deserve to be able to pay the bills, but can’t.