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Made In America Week: Take a Made-in-America Vacation

Made In America Week: Take a Made-in-America Vacation

AFL-CIO | It’s Made in America week, and we’ll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at vacations. Union Plus has a lot of tips on how to make sure your vacation supports working families. Check […]

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Posted: May 3, 2016 Source: AFL-CIO Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 10), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can […]

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How to Find Union-Made Tires

Posted: July 1, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it very easy to find union-made tires by requiring that each tire carry a code that shows the company and the location of the plant that manufactured the tire. DOT requires that each tire sold in the United States carry a […]

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July 4 Made-in-America BBQ Shopping List

July 4 Made-in-America BBQ Shopping List

Posted: June 29, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO This week, in the lead-up to the nation’s birthday on July 4, we’ll be spotlighting union-made products. Stay tuned for a new list each day. Many of us will celebrate Independence Day with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union […]

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Made in America: Union-Made Easter and Passover

Posted: April 3, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO Passover begins today and runs through April 10, and Easter is Sunday. Here’s a list of union-made in America treats to fill an Easter basket and other holiday accoutrements and some union-made in America recipe ingredients and drinks you may want to include in your seder and throughout Passover […]

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Union-Made St. Patrick’s Day Shopping List

Posted: March 16, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO Tuesday is the day every year where we all become Irish and celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who drove away those slithery green reptiles (and, no, we don’t mean congressional Republicans). Make sure your celebration this week includes these high-quality, union-made products (full list brought to […]

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Union-Made Valentine Sweet Treats and Save on Flowers from Union Plus

Posted: February 9, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO Valentine’s Day is Saturday and you can give sweets and other treats for your sweet that has a union label, and while there’s no price tag on love, there is a discount on flowers with Union Plus. The iconic Necco candy Sweethearts conversation hearts are made by members of […]

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Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Posted: January 26, 2015 Source: AFL-CIO On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)—will be battling it out in Glendale, Ariz., at Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those of us who are shaky on Roman numerals).  While the Super Bowl carries a union label, […]

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Holiday Gift Shopping? Check Out These Union-Made in America Ideas

Posted: December 15, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO It’s getting there, but it’s not too late yet to find that perfect holiday gift that carries a union label and is made in America. Below is a wide range of gift possibilities, from clothes to games to sports equipment and more, made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers […]

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Do You Know Your Union-Made Gifts?

Do You Know Your Union-Made Gifts?

Posted: December 5, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Can’t find the perfect gift? Buy union! No matter how you celebrate the holidays, buying union-made and made-in-America products means supporting good jobs. And there’s no better gift than that. Take the quiz from Union Plus to test your union-made smarts, and check out the links below to spread some union-made […]

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Here’s Your Union-Made in America Thanksgiving Shopping List

Here’s Your Union-Made in America Thanksgiving Shopping List

Posted: November 10, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Before 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 Plus and the Los Angeles County […]

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Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List

Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List

Posted: October 15, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO 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 an extensive list of union-made candies. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, Confectionery, […]

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Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List

Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List

Posted: August 16, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get […]

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Here’s Your Union-Made Labor Day Shopping List

Posted: August 16, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get […]

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Remember this? Look for the Union Label.

Posted: August 7, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Try getting this song out of your head…it won’t be easy. Text MADE to 235246 and get union-made products lists sent right to your phone (standard data and message rates may apply).

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Take a Made-in-America Vacation

Posted: July 3, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Check out the Union Plus Travel Center—the travel and entertainment section offers exclusive discounts for union members. The website also features hotels, airlines and rail service available in the region you’ll be visiting. If you’re taking a road trip to see the United States, make sure it’s in a union-made car, […]

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Union-Made-in-America Snack Time—Grab a Handful

Posted: July 2, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO No doubt during this upcoming long July 4 weekend—maybe at a backyard gathering of your family and friends or during the World Cup games—you’ll likely feel like a little snack. Well, here’s a list of union-made-in-America snacks—from the salty, like Lay’s Potato Chips and Cheez-Its, to the sweet, such […]

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Swirl, Sniff, Sip a Union-Made-in-America Wine

Posted: July 1, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO If you can’t make it to that mythical land where the water tastes like wine, head down to your nearest grocery or beverage store and look for one of these fine union-made-in-America wines or champagnes brought to you by the United Farm Workers (UFW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Teamsters (IBT). […]

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Enjoy Teamster-made beer and ice cream this Fourth of July!

Enjoy Teamster-made beer and ice cream this Fourth of July!

Posted: July 1, 2014 Source: Teamster Nation Celebrate America’s independence with products that are not only made in America, but made by Teamsters. Going food shopping? Support your brothers and sisters who work at Costco if there’s one near you. Many Costcos are represented by Teamsters. The company pays all of its employees an average of $17 […]

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Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Quench Your Thirst with a Union-Made-in-America Brew

Posted: June 28, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Like the song says, “Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.” Then you can cool off with a made in America and union-brewed cold beer. There’s a wide range of union-made beers to please any palate, from the ubiquitous Bud Light from Anheuser-Busch to […]

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July 4 Made-in-America Flags and BBQ Shopping List

Posted: June 27, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO A week from today, we’ll be gathering with families and friends for the nation’s birthday, July 4. Many of us will celebrate with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union label backyard barbecue checklist, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, […]

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Tell Nissan that Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Posted: June 27, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Working families in Mississippi will be standing up for their rights Friday afternoon and telling automaker Nissan that workers deserve a fair union election and the right to bargain for fairness in the workplace. Actor and activist Danny Glover will participate in a student-led rally outside the Nissan plant in […]

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Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

Make It a Union-Made Memorial Day Barbecue

Posted: May 19, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation—and Jimmy  Gilbert, director of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council, will write more on that next Monday—the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some […]

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Posted: May 8, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 11), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for Mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can […]

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7 Ways You Can Spend Some of Your Tax Refund on American-Made Products

Posted: March 11, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO We’re creeping up on that dreaded early spring deadline—tax day. While many of us look at the calendar and say April 15 is still weeks away, others—probably the same ones who turned in their term papers early—have already filed. But whichever group you belong to, there’s one thing that […]

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How to Find Union-Made Tires

How to Find Union-Made Tires

Posted: March 10, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it very easy to find union-made tires by requiring that each tire carry a code that shows the company and the location of the plant that manufactured the tire. DOT requires that each tire sold in the United States carry a […]

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Have a union-made St. Patrick’s Day

Have a union-made St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 6, 2014 Source: Teamster Nation St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner (wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day) and there’s plenty of food and drink in the House of Labor’s pantry. That green cupcake is made with Sprite, a UFCW-made beverage. You can find the recipe here. Speaking of beverages, St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Made in America: Union-Made Wines

Made in America: Union-Made Wines

Posted: February 8, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Now National Drink Wine Day is coming up Feb. 18 (let’s be honest, we don’t really need a special occasion to pop a cork), so don’t forget to check out this list of union-made in America wine and champagne from our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los […]

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Union Made: Love with a Union Label on Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 7, 2014 Source: AFL-CIO Now 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. […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII — UNION Style!

Posted: January 13, 2014 Source: Pierce County Central Labor Council Stocking up for the big game? Your shopping decisions matter. Here are some Union-made snacks and beverages to keep in mind when making your Super Bowl shopping list. Eats and Treats for Your Home Team: Brauts & Dogs – Hebrew National – Hillshire Farms – […]

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Union-Made in America Thanksgiving

Posted: November 7, 2013 Source: AFL-CIO Now As you prepare to head to the grocery store to pick up your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, double check your shopping list to make sure your Turkey Day fixin’s are all union made in America. Check out some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411. Here […]

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Union-Made Halloween Treats

Union-Made Halloween Treats

Posted: October 25, 2013 Source: Union Plus When those little ghosts and goblins come collecting on Halloween, make sure you have a full supply of union-made-in-America treats for them like Jelly Belly’s candy corn. Here’s a brief list of choices of candy products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers […]

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Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List

Posted: October 1, 2013 Source: AFL-CIO Now 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 an extensive list of union-made candies. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the […]

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Made in America: Pet Treats and Products

Posted: July 3, 2013 Source: AFL-CIO Now If there was a union for dogs—and if they had opposable thumbs—I’m sure my two German Shepherds would sign authorization cards and I would respect their majority sign-up choice. But until non-traditional alt-organizing takes a major step outside the box, our pets will have to find solidarity and […]

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The Ultimate Union Beer List

Posted: July 2, 2013 Source: Labor 411 Each time you buy a union beer, you’re helping support good middle class American jobs. Thousands of union members of all over North America produce quality beer and do so while earning fair wages and good benefits. These members belong to unions such as the United Food and […]

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Union-Made Mother’s Day Recipes

Posted: May 4, 2013 Source: AFL-CIO Now Union Plus sends us these union-made Mother’s Day recipes. Remember how mom used to make your food special? Whether it’s her famous smiley face pancakes with extra chocolate chips, her finest PB&J’s cut into diagonals with crust removed just the way you like, or your favorite birthday cake […]

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This Halloween, Give Teamster-Made Candy

Posted: October 22, 2012 Source: Teamster Magazine Halloween is next weekend, and if you haven’t already bought loads of candy, now is your chance to support your Teamster brothers and sisters with Teamster-made treats. Dum Dum Pops have always been a Halloween staple, but you can now proudly support them knowing they are made by […]

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Carhartt clothing, made in the USA, by union workers

Carhartt clothing, made in the USA, by union workers

Posted: October 17, 2012 Source: Teamster Nation Our brothers and sisters at the UFCW asked us to share this video. You might want to click through and see the comments. Not all Carhartt products are made in the USA. But at least they’re trying. Read the complete source story here.

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Best ever guide to union-made products

Posted: October 16, 2012 Source: Teamster Nation This is the best one we’ve seen so far. It’s an online guide called “Labor 411.” Not only does it have a comprehensive list of union-made products, but it has a guide to union services (like car washes and printers) in San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Maybe some […]

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Online ‘Buy American’ store opens

Posted: October 6, 2012 Source: Teamster Nation If we can make it here, we should buy it here. That’s the philosophy of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), which opened its online Buy American store yesterday. Now, with the click of a mouse, you can buy Made-in-America products from clothing and chairs to pistols […]

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How to Get Union-Made Shopping Lists Sent to Your Phone

Posted: September 16, 2012 Source: AFL-CIO Now How to Get Union-Made Shopping Lists Sent to Your Phone Have you ever been browsing the aisles of the grocery store hoping to remember all those union-made products the AFL-CIO Now blog wrote about? Or maybe you’re at the toy store trying to find that perfect gift that’s […]

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