Brews and Bites for the Playoffs

The NFL’s regular season is over, and the playoffs are here. No matter who you’re backing for Super Bowl LII, you’ll need the fridge to be stocked for all the games leading up to the big day. This list of brews and munchies will both satisfy your cravings and help boost our country’s middle class. With more than 250 ethically made beers and a ton of game-day snacks to choose from, you’ll be set to host a killer ultimate playoff-watching party that also supports good employers who treat their workers fairly.

Enjoy the games, and together we’ll eat, drink and party our way to a stronger America.

Beers

  • Bass
  • Beck’s
  • Blue Moon
  • Budweiser
  • Coors
  • Dundee
  • Goose Island
  • Hamm’s
  • Henry Weinhard’s
  • Keystone
  • Kirin Ichiban
  • Land Shark Lager
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Mad River
  • Mendocino Brewing
  • Michelob
  • Miller
  • Natural Ice
  • O’Doul’s
  • Pabst
  • Rolling Rock
  • Sam Adams
  • Schlitz
  • Shock Top

Snacks

  • Act II Popcorn
  • Andy Boy Fruits and Vegetables
  • Bagel Bites
  • Chex Mix
  • Doritos
  • Fig Newtons
  • Keebler Cookies
  • Lay’s Potato Chips
  • Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Rold Gold Pretzels
  • Ruffles
  • Tostitos
  • Triscuit
  • Wheat Thins

This post originally appeared at Labor 411.

Posted In: Allied Approaches, From AFL-CIO

Union Matters

Uber Drivers Deserve Legal Rights and Protections

By Kathleen Mackey
USW Intern

In an advisory memo released May 14, the U.S. labor board general counsel’s office stated that Uber drivers are not employees for the purposes of federal labor laws.

Their stance holds that workers for companies like Uber are not included in federal protections for workplace organizing activities, which means the labor board is effectively denying Uber drivers the benefits of forming or joining unions.

Simply stating that Uber drivers are just gig workers does not suddenly undo the unjust working conditions that all workers potentially face, such as wage theft, dangerous working conditions and  job insecurity. These challenges are ever-present, only now Uber drivers are facing them without the protection or resources they deserve. 

The labor board’s May statement even seems to contradict an Obama-era National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that couriers for Postmates, a job very similar to Uber drivers’, are legal employees.

However, the Department of Labor has now stated that such gig workers are simply independent contractors, meaning that they are not entitled to minimum wages or overtime pay.

While being unable to unionize limits these workers’ ability to fight for improved pay and working conditions, independent contractors can still make strides forward by organizing, explained executive director of New York Taxi Workers Alliance Bhairavi Desai.

“We can’t depend solely on the law or the courts to stop worker exploitation. We can only rely on the steadfast militancy of workers who are rising up everywhere,” Desai said in a statement. 

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