By Ross Lenihan

The Daytona 500 is the most prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar (over 13 million Americans tuned in to watch the big race last year alone). And while the drivers and their respective teams are revving their engines in anticipation of the big day this Sunday, you may not realize just how union the event actually is.

By Sandy Southivilay

On Valentine’s Day, wake your special someone to these delicious, love-filling Valentine pancakes. These pancakes aren’t like any ordinary pancake. They’re fluffy, soft and topped with a sweet vanilla yogurt sauce and sprinkles that will surly make your significant other’s heart melt. Be sure to make his or her day with these pancakes, and shop union to support your fellow hardworking Americans.

By Ross Lenihan

Looking for a romantic movie to watch this Valentine’s Day? Labor 411 has you covered no matter what your taste. A modern classic like Pretty Woman? Done. A horror-comedy involving a killer miner out for revenge? No problem. Hollywood is highly unionized, so fire up the popcorn, settle down with your significant other, and spread the love with some union-made romance!

By Sahid Fawaz

Here is a not-so-surprising fact about Carrier Air Conditioner (the company in the video below laying off employees): the CEO of its parent corporation United Technologies left in 2014 with a compensation of $172 million. Let that sink in as you watch this heartbreaking video of employees getting tossed away like garbage as the company spokesman uses words like “competitive” and “quality” to justify shipping their jobs to Mexico.

By Sandy Southivilay

Valentines’ Day is near and you should already be planning what to do with your special someone. There’s no shortage of fun things to do when living in San Francisco. In fact, there is so much to do that we’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 romantic date spots to take your special someone. Whether you’re taking a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge or having a nice, quiet dinner at one of our preferred union restaurants, rejoice in the time you’re spending with your special date and do so supporting good jobs and wages.

By Ross Lenihan

Everyone knows there’s nothing nicer than a quiet, romantic dinner or drink with the one you love. Below is just a sample of the wonderful, romantic, union restaurants* in Los Angeles. So here’s to spending some quality time with the one you love in a good, union setting!

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 😉