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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: 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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Calling All Last-Minute Easter and Passover Shoppers

If you're running out to the store today to get food for your Easter and Passover meals (or want to find some sales), don't forget to check out our two union-made in America holiday shopping guides:

Made in America: Union-Made Passover

Made in America: Union-Made Easter

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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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How to Easily Find Union-Made Tires

Photo courtesy vagawi

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 code that looks something like this: DOT BE XX XXX XXX. The two letters or numbers that follow the DOT identify a particular factory as listed below.

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Union-Made Health Foods and Snacks

Photo courtesy of Labor 411

We know it’s hard to keep one resolution going, but we’re going to challenge you to take on two. Eating right is always a smart choice, but if you can buy union and eat right at the same time, you’re definitely on your way to promoting some positive changes. We’ve put together a list of some of the great healthy, union-made products that are out there. See our full product listing for more.

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Happy New Year: Raise a Glass for Union-Made Wines and Champagne

Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle.

As you plan your New Year's Eve celebration, 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 Angeles County Federation of Labor. Beverages include those brought to you by the United Farm Workers (UFW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Teamsters (IBT). 

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Made in America Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Guide

Chateau Ste. Michelle, brought to you by United Farmworkers. Photo from Chateau Ste. Michelle's Facebook page.

Finding that perfect gift this holiday season doesn't have to be a headache. Check out this Made in America, union-made gift guide. Here are some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411. Gifts include those made by members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) and United Farm Workers (UFW).

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Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

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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Wear Jeans? Why Made in America Matters to You

Photo by Hendrike: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Hendrike

"Wear Jeans? Why Made in America Matters to You" is a cross-post from the Youth Monument blog, by Celeste Drake, trade and globalization policy specialist at the AFL-CIO. 

“Buy American.” “Made in America.” In today’s interconnected world, those ideas might seem more like leftovers from the Cold War—not important maxims for America’s future. After all, young Americans are drinking Colombian coffee in the morning, skyping with friends in the U.K. at lunch, buying a made-in-China iPhone in the afternoon and drinking Italian wine in the evening. The idea of “Buying American,” or economic patriotism, might seem quaint, if not outright ridiculous.

Fact is, making things in America isn’t an obsolete idea. It’s how we built this country into the largest economy the world has ever seen. And it’s imperative for America’s future. 

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