Labor 411 Foundation

About Labor 411 Foundation

Honorary Board

D. Michael Langford
Int’l President
Utility Workers

Matthew Loeb
President
Int’l Alliance of Theatrical
& Stage Employees
(IATSE)

Randi Weingarten
President
American Federation of
Teachers

Board of Directors

Maria Elena Durazo Co-Chair
General VP
UNITE HERE

Cherri Senders Co-Chair
Publisher, Labor 411

Christopher Blass
Vice President & National
Director, Labor & Trust
Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Peter Dreier
Director, Urban & Environmental
Policy Dept.
Occidental College

Thom Davis
2nd International VP
IATSE

Sally Greenberg
President and Executive Director
National Consumers League

Gene Hurd
President
UAW Local 509

Stephen J. Kaufman
Principal & Founder
Kaufman Legal Group

Rabbi Jonathan Klein
Executive Director
CLUE-LA

Harold Meyerson
Political Columnist
Editor, American Prospect

Manny Valenzuela
Western Region
Organizing Director
Teamsters

Tom Walsh
President
UNITE HERE Local 11

Kent Wong
Director
UCLA Labor Center

Staff

Spike Dolomite Ward
Development Director

About the Labor 411 Foundation
The Labor 411 Foundation is the educational arm of Labor 411. The mission of the nonprofit Foundation is to empower and educate Americans to protect and support good jobs through ethical consumerism. The Labor 411 Foundation supports the creation and preservation of good union jobs and the patronage of high-road employers in the United States. Comprised of unions, academics, friends of labor and socially responsible businesses, the foundation promotes union employers that provide workers with living wages, affordable health care and retirement security while also producing safe, high-quality American-made goods and offering first-rate U.S.-based services. Through research, education and advocacy, the foundation seeks to reach and influence a broad range of audiences, including younger people, about the importance of consumer activism.

Our History
In 2008, Senders Communications Group developed the first definitive guide to LA's union-made products and labor-friendly services called LA Labor 411. The one-stop print and online directory was full of preferredunion vendors and was distributed free to thousands of local union offices, government agencies and progressive organizations across the greater Los Angeles area. The guide was so well received that two more guides were created, one for San Francisco and one for Washington DC. The complete directory for Philadelphia will be released in 2017.

BuyBlue Campaign
To appeal to a new, younger group of workers, the Foundation launched a “BuyBlue” campaign in 2016 to encourage consumers to shop ethically to support a stronger economy. By patronizing ethical businesses these ethical consumers can help create good middle class jobs with every dollar they spend.

 

"Economic inequality is the defining issue of our time. All Americans deserves a decent quality of life, which includes good jobs – a safe workplace, living wages and good benefits."

—Cherri Senders, Founder and Co-Chair, Labor 411 Foundation


Calendar of Events

Buy American Panel Discussion —

Ethical Consumer Week— April 10-14 2017

Ethical Consumer Day — April 11, 2017

Netroots Nation — August 10-13, 2017, Atlanta, GA


Thank you to our Sponsors

UAW
UniteHere
SMW
KAUFMAN LEGAL GROUP
Bricklayers
Teamsters
ncl
kaiser-permanente

Our Partners

UAW
UniteHere
SMW
SMW