On Super Bowl Sunday next week, some of our larger and faster union brothers—members of the NFL Players Association (
)—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, from players to broadcast crews to stadium workers—your Super Bowl party spread can, too, with union-made in America food and drinks.
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 (
) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (
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).
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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,
. Here are some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and tools from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (
), Machinists (
), United Steelworkers (
) and United Food and Commercial Workers (
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.
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.
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.