Runaway CEO Pay In 30 Seconds

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by Sahid Fawaz

Out of control CEO compensation reached unprecedented levels this year. Executives are grabbing pieces of the economic pie so big that workers are destined to lose real earning power and growth if something is not done. The short, but effective, video below from the Economic Policy Insitute demonstrates this sharp rise of CEO pay over the decades. Give it a quick viewing and share it with your friends so that we can help create greater awareness of this growing problem. And for a full analysis of this issue, read the excellent EPI article here.


Get on the Bus

By Robert Fultonhigh speed train

Jobs To Move America helps create opportunities at home

Do you know where that city bus making stops in front of you or the train car you take to work every day was made?

The folks with Jobs to Move America would love that answer to be right here in the U.S.A., because they understand that creating good union jobs in the U.S. is critical to our economic recovery.

Union Summer: Ice Cream with Drunken Strawberries

By Shelly Lurieice cream and strawberries

Nothing says summer like a bowl of ice cream. While you’re dishing out scoops to your kids, friends, and family this season, treat those who are over 21 to a boozy and fruity twist on a summer staple. As always, our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support unionized grocery stores.

Union Made: Sam Adams and Speed Queen

By Michael Messina

Yes, occasionally a well-known union-made product slips by us. We recently caught a couple that we thought you should know about.

sam adams beerSamuel Adams

It’s one of the few large breweries and mass producers in the United States that has no small amount of respect among beer enthusiasts. With dozens of varieties and seasonal beers to keep any palate satisfied, Sam Adams has become a household name of the industry.

Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 20 work at the brewery in Ohio. Check out all the brews at

7 Reasons Why the Minimum Wage Must be Raised to $15 Per Hour

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by Sahid Fawaz

In this excellent video, Robert Reich explains why raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the smart thing to do. While some are pushing for $10.10 an hour, Reich believes that is not nearly enough to lift people out of poverty and strengthen the economy. Check out the video below for all seven of his reasons.

Union Summer: Recipe Spotlight, Grilled Corn

corn on the cobBy Shelly Lurie

Nothing reminds us more of summer than cooking food on a barbeque - with the quintessential side dish always being grilled corn on the cob.
We’ve spiced up this classic summer staple with two fun recipes that are sure to fit in with any BBQ! As always, our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support unionized grocery stores.

Walmart Workers Who Live On Poverty Wages: In Their Own Words

by Sahid Fawaz

One of the prevailing myths about the economic landscape today is that if a person merely works then he or she will do fine. The reality, hwoever, is that huge, wealthy multinational companies are leading a race to the bottom by paying poverty level wages to their workers while giving their executives lavish compensation packages. The video below by the AFL-CIO examines this growing problem through the story of Tiffany, a Walmart employee. After watching it, make sure to check out the site for more on this issue.

Union Summer: A Drink to Keep You Cool and Refreshed

strawberry basil cocktailBy Shelly Lurie

It may not “officially” be summer yet, but boy, the heat here in California is really making us want to get outside and soak up the rays with a light, refreshing beverage in hand. We’ve gotten creative by bringing hard cider and liquor together; the combination is crisp and sweet with a bit of a kick. The best part: It’s crafted with union-made ingredients!  What more could you ask for on a hot day?

This cocktail is sure to keep you cool and refreshed through the summer while putting power to the purchase! Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

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