D. Michael Langford
Int’l Alliance of Theatrical
& Stage Employees
American Federation of
Maria Elena Durazo Co-Chair
Cherri Senders Co-Chair
Publisher, Labor 411
Vice President & National
Director, Labor & Trust
Dr. Peter Dreier
Director, Urban & Environmental
President and Executive Director
National Consumers League
UAW Local 509
Stephen J. Kaufman
Principal & Founder
Kaufman Legal Group
Rabbi Jonathan Klein
Editor, American Prospect
UNITE HERE Local 11
Spike Dolomite Ward
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.
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.
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
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