We love Mom. She’s the best. She deserves the best and union-made is the way to go. Labor 411 has the gifts that will make her smile. Nothing is quite worthy of what she’s given you, but have a few ideas to get you started.

By Kelly Ross

May 6 is National Nurses Day and marks the beginning of National Nurses Week which ends on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday on May 12. Nightingale founded what is recognized as modern nursing in today’s world, and is a prominent figure in nursing still today. While nursing has evolved since Nightingale’s time in the 1800s nurses have continued to play an integral role in the healthcare industry.

Whether of Mexican heritage or not, Cinco de Mayo brings out the spirit of the vibrant culture in all of us. If you are celebrating the day and need some union-made supplies, Labor 411 has a great selection of goods for the festivities.

By Kelly Ross

For most in the United States May 1 holds little historical significance. So why are millions of people of different cultures and ethnicities across the globe celebrating this day every year? While the United States celebrates Labor Day the first Monday of September, the greater majority of the world’s population celebrates its equivalent, International Workers’ Day on May 1.

By Michael Messina

Cinco de Mayo is next week and it wouldn’t be complete without a classic, refreshing margarita. This salty, tangy tequila cocktail pleases any and every crowd. Ours is made with union ingredients, which means it will go down that much smoother.

Keep this recipe in your back pocket all through summer.

By Linda Dao

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory in 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Although it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, it has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the U.S. in areas with large Mexican-American populations. So why not commemorate Cinco De Mayo by trying our recipe for Mexican chicken tostadas!

Labor 411 Founder and Publisher Cherri Senders gives some insight into the parallels between the green movement and the labor movement and how the latter should emulate the former in order to gain a foothold in the everyday lives of Americans. The article comes via the LA Daily News.

It’s a tale of two movements, embodied in the stark differences between the annual celebrations of their respective causes.