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This holiday, give the gift of good union jobs

(Dec. 11, 2018) — As you search for perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones, remember to look for the union label so your presents give the gift of good jobs. Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by union-members across the country. The Washington […]

Buy Union for holiday gifts, Thanksgiving

(Nov. 14, 2018) — The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, […]

No tricks: Get treats that are union made

(Oct. 5, 2018) — If you’ve visited your union grocery store in western Washington, the South Puget Sound area, or eastern Washington recently, you’ve spotted the new Halloween candy displays there. If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure the candy you purchase supports good union jobs right here in America. […]

Support good jobs at your Labor Day BBQ

(Aug. 27, 2018) — Many of you will be spending a portion of Labor Day weekend with the grill of your dreams. When you do, make sure you serve your family and friends these delicious favorites made by ethical companies that treat their workers fairly, thereby helping to strengthen the middle class. Enjoy the holiday! […]

When back-to-school shopping, make sure you buy union!

(Aug. 9, 2018) — Stores are setting up their back-to-school sales for parents to purchase supplies that their students need for the academic year that begins in the coming weeks. When you do your shopping, make sure you buy school supplies that support good jobs because they are union-made in America! Here is a list, […]

Buy Union: Support good jobs this summer

(July 3, 2018) — Most of the rest of the country has been sweltering in 90-plus degree heat for several weeks. But now that it’s July, summertime has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. That means barbecues, vacations, camping and other outdoor activities to enjoy our beautiful area. While you’re at it, the Pierce […]

Support good jobs while you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The following is from Labor 411 and the AFL-CIO: St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year which means a full weekend day of pre-spring reveling. Whether you’ll be celebrating at home or perhaps hitting a pub with friends, consult Labor 411’s beer list before your revels begin. In the spirit of the occasion, we’ve […]

Those Girl Scouts cookies support good Teamster jobs

The following is from the Teamsters: (March 9, 2018) — The Girl Scouts of America only trust two bakery factories in the U.S. to make and bake their famous cookies—the Interbake Foods bakery in North Sioux City, S.D. and the Little Brownie Bakers bakery in Louisville, Ky.—and Teamster members work at both. “We’ve represented the […]

Holiday gift ideas that support good jobs

The following is from the AFL-CIO: (Dec. 14, 2017) — It’s not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label. Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by union-members across the country. This list is compiled from Union Plus, […]

Buy Union to have a happy Thanksgiving

(Nov. 20, 2017) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check this list of union-made in America food items that are essential to a traditional family feast, courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, for compiling their extensive catalogs of union-made products. Appetizers Keebler (Kellogg) crackers Kraft/Nabisco crackers Nabisco […]


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