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    Labor 411’s Ethical Shopping Guide for the Holidays!

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    For many of us, the holidays bring that all-too familiar sense of dread – a sinking feeling that there are only a few weeks left until Christmas, yet many gifts left to buy. But this year, there’s hope.


    The team at Labor 411 wanted to make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year. So we created the exclusive Labor 411 Holiday Shopping List, where you can buy dozens of great gifts for family and friends while helping to rebuild America’s middle class.

    December 11, 2012

    Labor 411 Test Kitchen: Union Eggnog

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    Labor 411 Test Kitcheggnogen is just in time for the holidays! We're sharing a recipe for homemade Eggnog! Eggnog is THE traditional holiday beverage, and we’ve got a recipe to make it using all union made ingredients! You'll find the union brands listed next to each item. This quintessential holiday beverage is perfect to share with your friends and family.

    Be forewarned: this recipe contains a little bit of alcohol.  Do not consume alcohol if you are underage.

    December 07, 2012

    Union Made Clothing

    Category: 411 Blog

    ShirtLayer-25What better way to kick off the Buy Union, Buy American month of December than with a handy list of the best in union made clothing – starting with our friends in the Northeast. Proud members of UNITE HERE associated with the New England Joint Board (NEJB) make some of the finest clothing in facilities located throughout Massachusetts. These union members’ hard work and dedication to quality has earned them a first-class reputation for the great clothing that they make.

    The next time you go shopping, check out these clothes below made by UNITE HERE members and consider buying union made. And stay tuned for future lists of additional Union clothing manufacturers. Or click  on the "Apparel" link here for a complete list of union-made clothing options.

    December 03, 2012

    Union Made – NOT

    Category: 411 Blog

    Not-UnionWhen most people hear the phrase, “union made,” they assume, reasonably, that the product or service in question was actually made by union members.

    Apparently, one company disagrees with that premise. ‘Union Made’ – a very upscale clothing store in San Francisco and Los Angeles is very aware that it is selling products that are mostly NOT union made. But it is stealing our good name and reputation anyway.

    November 30, 2012

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