by Sahid Fawaz If the summer is anywhere near as extreme as this past winter was, then we’re to going to lots of supplies to cope. Fortunately, proud union members produce and deliver the best quality consumer products anywhere. Below are a few of our union-made items for the summer. And remember, each time you…

By Michael Messina

On Monday, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland joined in on the effort to get minimum wage workers closer to earning a livable wage. His plan will raise the state minimum wage to $10.10/hr by 2018 and is one of several moves made by state governments to up the take home pay of those on the lowest tier, joining California, Hawaii, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. as well as a city effort by Seattle to raise their minimum to $15/hr.

In light of these developments, we give you some of our favorite political cartoons that shed light on the income inequality that has run rampant in this country. Enjoy!

by Sahid Fawaz If you’re looking for a great gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, we’ve got a terrific list for you. And the best part is that that they are all made by proud union members! Buying union on the holidays is more than just an expression of solidarity – it’s a vote for…

by Sahid Fawaz Whenever the topics of inequality, wages, or social security come up, there inevitably follows a wave of myths and lies that distort the issues. These lies perpetuate outdated laws and mechanisms that hurt the working class and unfairly benefit the 1%. Robert Reich walks us through seven of these lies in the…

by Sahid Fawaz   Congratulations to JetBlue pilots who voted overwhelmingly to unionize and join the the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).   According to the ALPA,   “The National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that the 2,600+ pilots at JetBlue Airways voted overwhelmingly to join the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA).   Of the…

It’s Earth Day, and here at Labor 411 we like to be eco-friendly as well as labor friendly. To touch on both of those themes we found a few vehicles that are union made, by members of the UAW, as well as either fully electric or hybrid for us environmentally conscious drivers.

See below for some quick specs and links for these awesome vehicles.

MSRP: $34,185
Gas Mileage: 35 mpg City / 40 mpg Hwy

Engine: Gas/Electric I4, 1.4L
Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity: 4
Body Style: 4dr Car

by Sahid Fawaz   We at Labor 411 love the holidays. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, celebrating traditions, and eating good food.    And Easter is no exception. When Easter arrives it means that Spring is (finally) here, kids are excited to participate in egg hunts and get yummy treats, and billions…

On April 14, Passover begins at sundown and feasts of matzo ball soup, gefilte fish and plenty of wine will highlight this holiday celebrating the Jewish peoples’ liberation from slavery. Labor 411 wants to contribute to the Seder table this year, so we found a great charoset recipe via Epicurious. It’s super easy and everyone will love it.

Purchase your apples and walnuts from any of these union grocery stores and use our other union-made ingredients to sweeten the deal. See even more great union-made products below to make your Passover celebration the best in town.