By Sahid Fawaz

Former Secretary of Labor and workers rights champion Robert Reich is one of the most ardent supporters of growing the middle class. In the video below he takes on conservative TV host S.E. Cupps and explains why an increase in the minimum wage would help the economy and the working class.

By Shelly Lurie

Get in the winter spirit with Labor 411’s recipe for spiked apple cider! This cocktail combines apple cider, dark rum, and cinnamon schnapps – perfect to bring to any festive gathering for those of legal drinking age.
Our spicy spiked cider is a definite crowd-pleaser. Try it out and serve at your Thanksgiving meal!

By Shelly Lurie

San Francisco has become a city famous for fine dining and drinking. It feels as if new restaurants and bars pop up every day. With the novelty of new cool spots comes long waits (1.5 hours to sit down for dinner), pricey menus, small portions and crowds of people. Although it can be fun to treat yourself to one of these amazing meals, on the day-to-day it’s nice to go somewhere that’s no frills and affordable. Enter (union-staffed) Tommy’s Joynt.

By Shelly Lurie

Looking for a quick and easy recipe to whip up in time for the Halloween festivities? Check out our recipe for mummy dogs – a spooky take on pigs in a blanket. These mummy dogs are sure to be a crowd pleaser and will add Halloween spirit to any spread!

by Sahid Fawaz

Each year we hear of more and more stores that are opening on Thanksgiving Day, depriving their employees of time with their families. But what often goes unmentioned are the stores that refuse to open on that day. Instead they give their employees a day of rest and put people over profits. Below are eighteen such stores. If you know of any other stores, let us know in the comments. And if any of these eighteen stores have changed their policies and are in fact opening on Thanksgiving Day this year, please let us know and we will remove them from the list.

by Sahid Fawaz Jim Wellehan is part of a growing voice of business owners who recognize the need for a higher minimum wage. His 100-year-old shoe company understands the importance of workers who make enough money to buy consumer goods and keep the economy growing. That is why his company insists on paying its workers a…

By Sahid Fawaz Do Americans have an accurate idea of the income inequality in today’s workplace? According to the latest research the answer is a resounding no. Most Americans aren’t even close in their estimates of the gap between worker and CEO pay. In the eye-opening video below from the Young Turks YouTube channel, startling…