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Make your back-to-school shopping union-made

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back-to-schoolThe following is from AFL-CIO Now:

(Aug. 26, 2016) — Around the country, classes are starting up again, students are getting ready to learn once more and parents are rushing out to buy the supplies their children need for school. When shopping for those necessary items, you can make sure that your purchases support working families.

Here is a list of union-made school supplies:

●  Boise Paper: Products: Boise X-9, Business Choice, FasCopy, Flagship, Grand and Toy, Office Depot, USA Xerographics, W.B. Mason and Xerographics (United Steelworkers Local 159).

●  International Paper: full list of products (USW).

●  Mead Westvaco/Acco Brands: At-A-Glance, Day Timer planners and organizers, Five Star school supplies and organizational gear, lined paper, Mead school supplies and Really Big Coloring Books (Communications Workers of America, USW).

●  Pacon: Products: Art1st drawing/sketch Pads, Array card stock and bond paper, Art Street construction paper, Bordette Decorative Border, Classroom Keepers storage, Colorwave tagboard, Corobuff 3D decorative backgrounds, Decorol Art Roll paper, Ecology recycled paper, Ella Bella photography backdrops, Fadeless Paper, Flameless Paper, GoWrite! dry erase pads, Kaleidoscope colored paper, Little Fingers construction paper, Neon fluorescent-colored paper products, Peacock colored paper products, Plast’r Craft modeling material, Present-It easel pads, Rainbow Colored Kraft duo-finish paper, Riverside construction paper, Spectra ArtKraft duo-finish paper, Spectra Art Tissue tissue paper, Spectra Glitter, Trait-tex yarn and Tru-Ray construction paper (USW Local 2-1822 and Local 2-1822-01).

●  Roaring Spring: Sub-brands: Boardroom, Emoticons, Envirogold, Environotes, Enviropads, Enviroshades, Genesis, Imagine, Lifenotes, Maxim and WIDE; Products: binders and portfolios, composition notebooks, construction paper, drawing pads, envelopes, folders, index cards, Modern Jen journals and folders, poster board, sketch books and wire-bound notebooks (USW Local 488).

Other Products:

●  Clauss: Scissors (UAW Local 959)

●  Master Lock: Locks, safes, etc. (UAW Local 469)

Food Items:

See a long list of union-made food items.

The Washington State Labor Council’s Union Goods and Services Committee has asked The Stand to regularly post lists of union products to help inform rank-and-file members and supporters what they can buy to support good family-wage jobs.

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