Given the nationwide health mandates urging people to stay at home as we combat the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday shopping may look a bit different this year. But whether you’re venturing out or ticking off Santa’s list online, there are still gifts to be bought. One thing that never changes is the value of well-established, American…

It’s been a very challenging year, but as we gather around our Thanksgiving dinner table on November 26, we can certainly be thankful for the delicacies of the season and for the hard working men and women who work for companies that treat them with dignity and give them a voice on the job. You…

Face it, Tuesday Nov. 3 is going to be a day of reckoning, a day of unbridled joy for some and resounding bitterness for others. And no matter whether you vote red, blue or neither, as you watch the returns, you’re going to need munchables to get you through it. The list of snacks and…

Unquestionably, Halloween will look different this year. Since we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will probably be a lot fewer trick-or-treaters knocking on doors. Nonetheless, even with parties, frightfests and door-to-door treat-hunting curtailed, the kids (and, sure, many of their parents) are still going to expect candy. Whether you’re preparing…

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The much loved fall gathering known as Oktoberfest may look a little bit different this year due to limitations on large public gatherings and social distance requirements. But you can still celebrate at home by raising a pint of a favorite fall ale and chasing it down with a bite of something salty. As you…

This Labor Day, even if the pandemic is keeping you indoors, you can get into the labor spirit with our list of tried and true movies about the value of unions and workers. Choose one or take in several and make it a festival! Feature Films “On the Waterfront” (1954) “The Molly Maguires” (1970) “Norma…

For so many of us during this pandemic, our home is doubling as a work space while also serving as our children’s classroom. That means it needs to be clean. You have choices when you tidy up, and Labor 411 encourages the use of products made by union-friendly companies that treat their workers fairly and…

When we think of end of summer and “back to school,” most of us flash to days gone by when our young scholars actually left the house – backpacks stuffed with new supplies – to go back to their physical classroom. For the time being, that won’t be possible for most of us, and our…

The Coronavirus pandemic has scuttled most of the country’s summer vacation plans, but camping is still a safe option for many of us. As you pack up the RV and take to the road  – or maybe the backyard – for an encounter with the great outdoors, remember that not all camping essentials are created…

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