By Ross Lenihan

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, couples everywhere are scrambling for flowers, gifts and dinner plans. But Valentine’s Day is also a time for more intimate expressions of love. It turns out that unions help produce some of America’s most popular products, from condoms to lubricants to vibrators. So come this Valentine’s Day, make sure your protection helps protect middle class jobs, and do it union style 😉

By Ross Lenihan

Silicon Valley tech companies frequently use contracting services for restaurant and janitorial services. Unfortunately, those workers are often paid little compared to the local cost of living, and thus have to commute long distances. Even worse? These subcontractors are frequently denied the basic perks of working at the country’s wealthiest tech businesses.

By Sandy Southivilay

Every year the United States observes February as Black History Month, in remembrance of important events that took place and leaders that took a stand to protect the rights of African Americans and their working families.
A. Philip Randolph was an important African American labor leader who worked hard to fight for African American’s civil rights and labor rights. Randolph began his activist career earlier on when he founded the Messenger, a political magazine that featured articles by rising black writers.

By Kelly Ross

Over the years the National Football League has become known not only for its great games and world renowned players, but also for its glamorous cheerleaders. It’s impossible to think of a live NFL game and not think of these gorgeous women pumping up the crowd on the sidelines and supporting their team. So, how much do they make for a day of work at the venue hosting the most popular day in sports, the Super Bowl? The International Business Times attempted to find out what cheerleaders made for the Super Bowl last year and got nowhere. There’s probably a reason they’re keeping mum, because here’s what we do know:

By Sandy Southivilay

The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are going to the big game, so it’s time to get serious about our Super Bowl party favorites! Pick your team and pour one over ice with these team-inspired concoctions. Not only will they spice up the game, but you’ll also support good jobs and fair wages by preparing these cocktails with union-made ingredients.

By Ross Lenihan

While much of the Super Bowl will have some sort of union connection, the NFL, like any workplace, has some terrible bosses. These are the guys who take public taxpayer dollars in the forms of stadiums and other transfers, who seek way too much control over their players and employees, and who frequently put squads on the field that are less talented and competitive than their pocketbooks can afford.

By Ross Lenihan

Everyone knows that DC is the place for movers and shakers in government, but not as many realize that DC is also a fantastic city for catching live theater. From Ford’s Theater to the Kennedy Center, there’s a reason DC is regarded as the #2 city for live theater (behind only New York). Live theater is also heavily unionized in DC, so you can rest well knowing that your performance experience is brought to you by the hardworking women and men in labor.