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Buy union to have an ethical Thanksgiving

The following is from Labor 411: (Nov. 22, 2021) — Thanks to the development of a COVID vaccine and America’s dedication to putting the pandemic behind us, Thanksgiving 2021 should be a lot more festive than last year’s holiday. We all have many reasons to be thankful this year, and there is no reason to […]

Celebrate a safe, ethical Independence Day

The following is from Labor 411: 2020 will be the year that we celebrate America’s birthday in an especially challenging environment. Between a global pandemic, massive unemployment, and civil unrest spurred by the murder of George Floyd and nationwide systemic racism, many of us may not feel like celebrating. We understand that. But for those […]

Buy your Halloween candy early, ethically

(Oct. 8, 2016) — If you’re like the Entire Staff of The Stand, you don’t wait until the end of October to stock up on Halloween candy. You get it early. And test it. Make sure it also passes the ethical test. Buy candy and treats that are Union-made in America. The Los Angeles County […]

Celebrate Labor Day with pro-labor products

The following is from Labor 411: (Aug. 26, 2019) — The kids are almost back in school and the kickoff to the NFL and college football seasons is right around the corner, which means that summer is on the way out. With the three-day Labor Day Weekend coming up, there’s no better occasion to fire […]

7 ways to support union jobs while celebrating Independence Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 2, 2019) — Here, courtesy of the AFL-CIO’s Union Label and Service Trades Department, are seven ways you can celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th while also supporting family-wage union jobs. 1. Grill some union-made burgers and dogs. Try: Alexander & Hornung, Ball Park Franks, Dearborn Sausage, Hebrew National, Always Tender Pork […]

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, […]

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