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By Spike Dolomite Ward

Do you care about the survival of the middle class?  Are you concerned about income inequality?  Are you worried about your job, or the jobs of your family members, friends and neighbors?

Do you feel like a sitting duck, worrying and waiting for the next bad news story, wishing there was something you could do to take on the all powerful but very small ruling class?

There is something you can do!  You can use your personal spending power to direct the economy by patronizing only high-road, ethical businesses that pay a living wage, treat their workers fairly, and do business on American soil.  If everyone did that, we would drive American business right back home where it belongs.  We would also be sending a message to the ruling class that individual Americans do have the power and we know how to use it.

Your power doesn’t end with your wallet.  The other thing you can do to take down the ruling elite is VOTE!  Vote for candidates who sincerely work for and represent average Americans.  Let’s get rid of everybody who serves Big Money.  We can do it.

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Labor 411 believes that by making the choice to spend our money on products and services that are made in our country by workers who are treated fairly, and paid living wages, we are helping to protect the middle class, strengthen our national economy and build a stronger America. We are here to make your consumer buying choices easy and fun. We call that ethical consumerism, and we hope you will join us in making the everyday decisions count.

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“Philadelphia is pleased to join Labor 411 in supporting good jobs through the purchase of union-made products and services. We believe it's a very effective way to bolster a lagging middle class. Philadelphia is a beautiful and historic union city with a robust tourism industry. We believe it is a great fit with the Buy Union, Buy American movement."

- Patrick Eiding
Presidentof Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

“Labor 411 makes it easy to make ethical consumer decisions. It’s a perfect fit for a progressive city like San Francisco. We are happy to welcome Labor 411 to the Bay Area so our residents can feel empowered as shoppers to know that the ordinary things they buy – food, tires, even beer – are made by Americans earning good wages and benefits. Together we are rebuilding America’s middle class.”

- Tim Paulson
Executive Directorof San Francisco Labor Council

“Labor 411 – the nation’s premier directory of union-made goods and services – is leading the movement to make it easy for consumers to join the fight and support those socially responsible businesses.”

- Jackie Jeter
President of Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO

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“Labor 411 is a place where I can go and I can find all the union products and services that I need. Certainly we want to put our money in a place that matches our values. Today, so many companies don’t match our values, so we want to embolden and empower those that actually do.”

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