Labor 411's New 'Ethical Consumer' Series Empowers Working People to Express Their Voice Through Spending Choices

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Through its BuyBlue campaign, Labor 411 has launched a fun and informative new series of "Ethical" blog posts that target products, experiences and ingredients made by companies who treat their workers fairly. The posts, which will appear on the Labor 411 blog, include a variety of targeted topics, including the Ethical Consumerista, Ethical Chef, Ethical Bartender, Ethical Traveler and Ethical Manufacturer.

Labor 411 President Cherri Senders explained the purpose of the BuyBlue campaign:

Buying Blue is ethical shopping, which means spending your money on products and services at businesses that help create good jobs and strengthen the economy. There is no segment of life—day or night, work or play—for which you can’t be an ethical consumer. Our team makes it fun and easy. I’m learning new ways every day.

Several posts in the series already have been published, including the first from the Ethical Consumerista, which discusses turning classic union-made board games into fun party drinking games:

Instead, head for your closet, dust off one of your favorite board games from childhood, and start creating fun memories. The games listed below come with the added bonus of being made by ethical employees who treat their workers with respect. We’ve got the booze that you can find in our directory, but this time it’s about the games.

Another new entry in the series is from the Ethical Manufacturer, introducing the goals of the new blog series:

I hope to use this blog series to reduce some of the helplessness associated with ethical consumption. There are best practices, shortcuts, and educated leaps of faith that savvy consumers can make to bring supply chain malfeasance into the disinfecting light of day and reclaim the right to spend money without sacrificing one's morals and integrity.

In conjunction with the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, Labor 411 also just released their latest edition in their series of consumer guides to major American cities, with the 2017 edition of Labor 411 Philadelphia. The guide will help residents and visitors to Philadelphia find more than 10,000 products and services created by ethically minded businesses in the city. The Philadelphia guide is the latest in a series that includes Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and, coming in 2018, New York.

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