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Buy Union: Shamrock your way to a stronger America

The following is from Labor 411: We love the luck of the Irish, but on St. Patrick’s Day, Labor 411’s selection of more than 250 beers produced by union companies is more valuable than a truckload of four leaf clovers. Check out our list of brews and accompanying St. Pat’s Day meal choices below. Flaunt […]

Romance your way to a stronger America

(Feb. 13, 2017) — Why not give your valentine some union-made sweets this Feb. 14, toast your love with champagne that carries a union label, or touch up your pheromones a bit with some smell-good union-made scents? It turns out there are many union-made treats you can give out on Valentine’s Day. The iconic Necco […]

Buy Union for your Super Bowl gatherings

(Feb. 1, 2017) — Our beloved Seattle Seahawks didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, but many of us will still be among the millions of who will tune in to watch Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots this Sunday. In fact, many of will be hosting […]

A Thanksgiving feast that supports good jobs

The following is from AFL-CIO Now: (Nov. 21, 2016) — As you put together your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list, check our list of union-made in America food and other items that are essential to a traditional family Thanksgiving feast. Speaking of thanks, a big thank you to the Union Label and Service Trades Department (ULSTD), Union […]

How to fly union: Just avoid Delta, JetBlue

The following is crossposted (with permission) from the Northwest Labor Press. (Nov. 3, 2016) — At a time when just 6.7 percent of America’s private sector workers belong to a union, passenger airlines are one of the few remaining heavily-unionized industries. Three of the top four carriers are at or above 80 percent unionized. Their […]

Halloween is for Dum Dums and Smarties

(Oct. 25, 2016) — If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made in America. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, has a list of union-made candies, as does Union Plus. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, […]

Make your back-to-school shopping union-made

The 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 […]

Support good jobs as you celebrate July 4

The following is from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s website Labor 411: (June 30, 2016) — Summer is here, the sun is out and the celebration of our country’s independence is almost here! The Fourth of July is an explosion of festivities and gatherings, and we at Labor 411 want you to be […]

Celebrate Memorial Day, start summer right: Buy Union!

Memorial Day — this Monday, May 30 — is a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the United States armed forces. This weekend is also the unofficial kickoff to summer and the grilling season. Here are some union-made food and drinks to get your barbecues off to a great […]

Get Mother’s Day tributes with a union label

The following is from Labor 411 and AFL-CIO Now: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. If you want to go the traditional route with some top-of-the-line chocolates, take a look […]


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