This week, leading up to July 4, we're highlighting American products, jobs and stories for our Made in America series. What are your favorite Made in America products? Please comment and share your ideas.
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. See the UAW union-made vehicle list here . To find a union hotel, visit the Hotel Workers Rising guide 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, click here . Actors' Equity ( AEA ) recently concluded a master agreement covering cast members working in 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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