THERE’S an APP for THAT
When you’re shopping, do you want to buy products that are union made? Don’t use slave labor? Fair trade? Cruelty free? Environmentally responsible? You can now use your phone to scan labels and make purchases that line up with your own personal ethics. Check out http://www.buycott.com/ for details.
If you want to browse for ideas, Made-in-America by union employees, check out the AFL-CIO gift guide.
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Or, use the Labor 411 website for another thorough listing of union-made products. The list even includes union breweries and distilleries.
After all, if you're looking to mix up a classy drink at New Year's (say, an Extra Mile?) shouldn't you use a reputable union-made rye, such as Knob Creek or Woodford Reserve?
RENTERS, WINTER IS COMING
Do you know your rights as a renter? This story on WGBH explains how the law is on your side, and gives advice for dealing with Winter issues. And everybody should remember to check their smoke and carbon detectors, of course.
STRONG EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS in HEALTHCARE
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its Employment Situation Summary, and Dan Diamond of the Advisory Board Company highlights that one in every nine jobs is in healthcare. Over on Twitter, Bob Herman (@MHbherman) notes that, in particular, "Hospital Hiring is relentless. Up 13,400 in November. 23,800 jobs added last month overall."
MORE MUSTACHES than WOMEN
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Mustaches Outnumber Women Among Medical-School Leaders.
Although SHARE more blog posts are coming, this column is taking a break until 2016, which, really, isn't all that far off. In the meanwhile, happy holidays! See you here next year . . .