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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.
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, make sure it's in a union-made car, whether it’s the Chevrolet that Dinah Shore sings about in the vintage clip above or any other union-made vehicle on the UAW’s 2013 list here.
If you are headed to a major theme park, many are staffed by union members, including the 36,000 members of 18 unions at the Disney Parks in Anaheim, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. On top of that, several offer discounts through Union Plus. Actors' Equity (AEA) also represents cast members working in many smaller theme parks.
AFSCME represents thousands of municipal workers at city and state parks and zoos. U.S. Interior Department workers who staff federal parks and monuments are also union-represented—by NFFE, an affiliate of the Machinists (IAM). AFGE represents many employees who build exhibits, conduct research and maintain the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
If you’re going to visit the Los Angeles area, check out Labor 411, a directory of union hotels, entertainment venues and other union-represented Southern California businesses from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
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