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Union-Made in America Halloween Candy Shopping List

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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, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

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Your Favorite Made-in-America Products? Here's What You Said

Your Favorite Made-in-America Products? Here's What You Said

On July 4, we asked our mobile supporters what their favorite made-in-America products are. We saw some of the usual suspects, including beer and work boots, but check out some highlights below. 

Want union-made lists sent to your phone? Text MADE to 235246. 

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

Photo via Alliance for American Manufacturing

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 helps ease the tax pain for many—the refund! While some of those checks will go to bills, mortgages or car payments, many of us will give the economy a boost by spending a good portion of that refund (and what better way to spend it than on union-made in America products).

Want more union-made products? Text MADE to 235246 (standard data and message rates may apply).

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Union-Made in America Thanksgiving

Union-Made in America Thanksgiving

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 are some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and tools from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

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Made in America Is the Focus of the New 'American Made Movie'

There is no doubt that American manufacturing has suffered a significant decline in the past few decades. This drop in our manufacturing base was a big factor leading to the current economic downturn.

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Made In America: Put a Union Label on Your Vacation

This week we're highlighting American products and services. What are your favorite Made in America products? 

What could be more “Made in America” than a good old USA summer vacation that’s union-made, too? Here are some tips from Union Plus.

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Made in America: Pet Treats and Products

Belle and Ceili Bear: Proud alumni of Virginia German Shepherd Rescue. Photo by Sue Hall.

This week, leading up to July 4, we're highlighting American products and services. What are your favorite Made in America products? 

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 some tasty treats in a variety of pet products that carry a Made in America union label.

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Made in America: What's Your Favorite?

Made in America: What's Your Favorite?

Back by popular demand, this week we're asking you what your favorite Made in America products are and posting lists every day to help you find items that really say "proud to be U.S.A." Maybe it's the classic Oreo cookies, the Louisville Slugger, Red Wing Shoes or a hotel in your favorite vacation spot staffed by UNITE HERE members. 

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Gov. Hickenlooper (D) Signs 'Keep Jobs in Colorado Act'

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs  the "Keep Jobs in Colorado Act" at the United Steelworkers hall in Pueblo.

On Friday, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed the "Keep Jobs in Colorado Act," which would increase protections for the state's working families and help make sure that taxpayer money stays in the state. The bill reforms the state contracting system, requiring state agencies to focus on more than the bid in contracting and to include other factors that would help the state's workers, such as wages and benefits.

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Made in America: Union-Made Easter

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If the Easter bunny knows what's good for him, he'll make sure to drop off union-made in America sweets on Easter weekend. Check out some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411. These Easter shopping list ideas are brought to you by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

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