All those stereotypes about men wanting tools, booze, hogs and sports equipment under the tree? They are all perfectly true. OK, we’re half kidding here, but most of us have at least one guy on our list who is at home on the field, over the grill or under the hood. Our guy-items span the…

The old saying goes that “it is better to give than receive.” But really, who are we kidding? We all like to receive. Be it a small but heartfelt knick-knack from a coworker, something sparkling and dazzling from a partner, or a really cool toy from the Jolly Ol’ Elf himself, receiving an expression of…

Is your refrigerator ready to be stuffed to the rafters with Turkey Day feastings this Thanksgiving? Below is a list of some staples that belong in every respectable fridge every holiday season. These items are made by ethical companies who treat their workers fairly and give them a voice on the job. Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s…

Our democracy is under siege, and thanks to the beauty of live streaming, the nation has a front row seat. Who’s got the popcorn? Labor 411 recognizes that, while a significantly serious matter, the public impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s potentially illegal interaction with Ukraine is an occasion for friends to get together to watch…

Everybody gets giddy as the calendar creeps toward November. The scary costumes, the jack-o-lanterns… what’s not to love about Halloween? As you’re stocking up to satisfy the neighborhood ghouls, remember that candy is dandy and ethical is preferable. The sweetest treats are those made by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them a…

Who knew the first week of October was so jam-packed? We’ve got the change of seasons, Oktoberfest, Major League Baseball playoffs, wall-to-wall football, the Jewish New Year and even the impeachment proceedings, which requires all manner of fortification no matter which side of the aisle you prefer. And then there’s the immensely popular National Vodka…

Oktoberfest is here, starting Saturday and continuing through Oct. 6. With two weeks of celebration, it wouldn’t be the “wurst” idea in the world to stock up on supplies for the next couple of weeks. Between salty snacks, brats and biers, your ‘fest will become a veritable feast, particularly if you use the products below…

The wait is over. Football season, with all its intrigue, triumph and heartbreak, is back. That means parties will be thrown, jerseys will be worn and beer will be consumed in great amounts. The choices of brews available in your local supermarket or liquor store could practically stretch the length of a football field, but…

The kids are back in school and the kickoff to the NFL and college football seasons is right around the corner, which means that summer is on the way out. With the three-day Labor Day Weekend coming up, we can’t think of a better occasion to fire up the barbecue one last time. The items…

The summer is flying by and before you know it, the young ones will be heading back to class. Make sure their backpacks are properly stocked with the supplies and drinks they will need to get through the school day. The items listed below are made by ethical employers who treat their workers fairly and…

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