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Why ShopUnionMade?

It Matters How You Shop!

Personal consumer spending on everyday items like clothes, toothpaste, food, etc. accounts for 68 percent of all the wealth created annually in the United States. (That’s $6.8 trillion a year!)
Source: U.S. Department of the Census

Every Job Counts (maybe more than you think)!

When a worker is hired, nearly five additional jobs are created somewhere else in the economy. And every time someone is laid off in the U.S., nearly five more people lose their jobs.
Wages buy groceries, gasoline, clothing and other goods and services that keep other people working. When companies hire, they order more supplies and raw materials, creating additional jobs for vendors. When companies downsize and lay off, spending and wages are slashed and jobs vanish throughout the economy.
It’s Economics 101: The fight for good jobs is everyone’s fight.

When You Shop, “Vote with Your Dollars” for Good Jobs.

It is up to you, alone. Your shopping dollars can support products made by people earning good pay and benefits. Or your dollars can support products made by -- who knows? Political prisoners in China? Child laborers in Haiti? Terrorized factory workers in a Mexican border town?
It really is simple: Buy union and take responsibility for what your dollars do.
“Support Good Jobs. Shop Union!”

Look at the Price of Unjust, Unfair Trade

At $100 a minute, you would need 9,151 years to pay off the current U.S. trade deficit. The U.S. owes foreign nations a whopping $481,000,000,000 (That’s $481 billion!)
That’s the price of importing more than we export; of outsourcing to exploit cheap repressed labor overseas; of trade deals that ignore worker rights and the environment.
That’s why we say: “Shop Union! Invest in good jobs for your community.”
[Do the math: 1,440 minutes/day = 525,600 minutes/year. 525,600 min/yr x $100/min. = $52.56 million/yr. Dividing $481,000,000,000 by $52,560,000/year = 9,151 years.]

Union Jobs = Good Jobs = Strong Communities

The average union worker earns $760 a week, compared to $599 a week for non-union workers in the same occupations. That 27 percent difference in wages and salaries means more dignity and independence for working families. It also means more wages spent within the community, a stronger tax base and less drain on social services. “Support Good Jobs. Shop Union!”
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Union Jobs are “Ladder Up” for Poorest Workers

Unions provide a sure path out of poverty for the poorest workers. African Americans earn 35 percent more in wages and salaries when they unionize ($665 a week, compared to $491 a week for those without a union). Latino and Latina union members earn a whopping 51 percent more ($632 a week versus $419 a week) and wages for women of all races were 33 higher for union members ($696 a week compared to $522 a week).
“Support Good Jobs. Shop Union!”
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unions Key to Health Care and Secure Retirement

Did you know 73 percent of union workers enjoy medical care benefits, compared with only 51 percent of nonunion workers? And 79 percent of union workers are covered by a pension plan versus only 44 percent of nonunion workers.
The quality of benefits is also far higher for union-represented employees. For example, 70 percent of union workers have defined-benefit pension plans (which provide guaranteed minimum benefit payments) compared to 16 percent of nonunion employees.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Shopping Union Promotes Stable, Full-time Jobs

Fully 50 percent of union employees have worked at least 10 years for the same employer, compared to only 22 percent of nonunion employees. Not only are union members more satisfied with their jobs, pay and benefits; they also have contracts with grievance procedures to protect against unjust firings. (Nonunion workers are "employees at will" who can be fired at any time for any reason—or for no reason.)
Full-time workers are also twice as likely to be represented by a union. Involuntary part-time employment (common among non-union workers) is a major cause of poverty.
“Support Good Jobs. Shop Union!”
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

We have made every effort to ensure that all products and services displayed on this web site are produced or provided by workers employed under valid union contracts. However, please be aware: many companies today produce similar or identical-looking goods and services in unionized and non-unionized facilities, and frequently shift work between these facilities without notice.
Please notify us if you have knowledge that any good or service listed on this web site that is not union-made. We will promptly investigate all such reports and remove any good or service found not to be union-made.
Also please notify us if a good or service listed here is being produced or provided where a lock-out or legally sanctioned strike is in effect or at a plant or company that is the subject of an official boycott. We will promptly investigate all such reports and, if warranted, attach a ‘Do Not Patronize’ notice to the listing.

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Union Made Clothing and Apparel, The Sweatshop-Free Alternative

 

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Labor Heritage Foundation

 

NO Sweat

 

Northland Posters Collective

     
 Where Art Meets Organizing!

 

 More than just cars!

 

www.UnionHouse.com

 

 Union Made Clothing

 

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UCS

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Clothing
Oct 26, 2011

 

 

All American Clothing - Clothes made in the USA

osCommerce

 

Imagepointe

 

 

Justice Clothing logo Union Made Clothing and Apparel, The Sweatshop-Free Alternative Justice Clothing logo

 

 

King Louie America

 

 www.UnionHouse.com

The Union Shop Logo

 

 

 

 

No Sweat Union Made Apparel - Sweatshop Free Clothing and Sneakers!

 

UNION Made Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

union-made clothing & clothes
Union-Made Clothing Discounts  Union Plus

discounts on union made clothing
Who makes union-made clothes available in the stores? Members of UNITE HERE!, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Graphics Communication International Union (GCC/IBT) make the union-made clothing sold through the Union Plus program. The Union Jean and Apparel Company is organized under UFCW Local 1099.

Check out this Smithsonian site about the history of American sweatshops.

Students Against Sweatshops.

 

Union Made Hawkeye Clothing

 

 

Made in the U.S.A.

Diamond Gusset Jeans

 


Hotels
Jun 27, 2008

 

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Postal Uniforms
May 13, 2009

 

 

 Uniform Allowance Program

 

DO BUY: Union Brands/Manufacturers
Look for these union-made postal uniform brands.

Shirts & Shirt-jac’s
Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield
Unionwear
Ball Caps
Leader
Unionwear
Knit Caps
Artex
Unionwear
Sweatshirts
Snap n Wear
Golf Shirts
Unigarb (B & C Fashions)
Elbeco
Unionwear
Pants, Shorts, Culottes
Alperin/Mayflower
Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield
Uniform Hats
Leader
Midway
Sentry
Belts
Nord-Ray Belt
Gloves
North Star Glove

 

DO BUY: Union Products Dealers
Get your union-made uniforms at these dealers that have decided to sell only union-made brands for every postal uniform item that has a union option available.

National
These Union Products Dealers sell mail-order postal uniforms through catalogs, the internet, and regional sales reps.
AME's Uniforms
Arslan Uniforms
Brookfield
Lyons Professional Uniform
Postal Uniform Direct
Roy Tailors
Wasserman Uniform Co.
Skaggs Postal Uniforms (Tuxall)
U.S. Uniforms

Skaggs Postal Uniforms

Postal Uniforms News

Finally: The Polo Shirt
Posted August 15, 2006

"Several APWU members made fashion statements at the Clerk Craft Conference, modeling new polo shirts that window clerks will be able to wear starting on Nov. 18.

The long- and short-sleeved shirts have been the subject of long and short discussions, tests, and reviews since 2003. Vendors will begin taking orders on these shirts early in October. One of the last issues to be resolved grants retail clerks the right to wear this style any day of the week that the window is open.

They can be purchased using the Sales and Service Associate uniform allowance. The cost is expected to be in the $30-$35 range." (Source: APWU)

 


Regional
These Union Products Dealers sell postal uniforms at retail stores. If your local postal uniform store isn't on this list, ask them why not!
Alabama
MontgomeryAzars Uniforms
California
BakersfieldSaba Men's Wear
EscondidoUniforms Plus
Long BeachLong Beach Uniform
OaklandBrickler Mincolla Uniforms
OrangeLong Beach Uniform
RiversideLong Beach Uniform
SacramentoCapitol City Uniforms
San JoseSummit Uniforms
Colorado
EnglewoodSpeer Uniforms
Connecticut
Bridgeport Fairfield Uniform
 New England Uniform Co.
DanburyNew England Uniform Co.
MadisonGuilford Uniform Co.
Florida
Fort MyersMedical Dept. Stores
HallandaleArgo Uniforms
Illinois
Aurora Aurora Main Store
ChicagoKale Uniforms
CrestwoodEagle Uniform Co.
Indiana
Fort WayneBrateman's
MarionLyons Professional Uniform
MuncieGolden Rule Store
Louisiana
MarreroUniformity School & Work
New OrleansBrown's Uniforms
Maryland
BaltimoreFF&A Jacobs
Massachusetts
LynnJB Simons
SomersetSomerset Uniform
WorcesterBerger Uniform Co.
Michigan
LivoniaAllie Brothers
Minnesota
HermantownUniform Connection
New Hampshire
PortsmouthAnn's Uniform Center
New Jersey
Tinton FallsUniform Headquarters
Westmont Oakwood Uniform
New York
BrooklynMac's Uniforms
FlushingMa's Uniform
Mt. VernonCounty Uniform Supply
North Carolina
GreensboroShowfety's
WilmingtonBest Uniforms
Ohio
CincinnatiArslan Uniforms
 Roy Tailors
ColumbusRoy Tailors
ClevelandSchwarz Uniform
 Stonewall Uniforms
Oklahoma
Tulsa Dee's Uniforms
Oregon
PortlandBlumenthal's
Pennsylvania
BethlehemMcGee Uniform
JohnstownMT Uniforms
Philadelphia McDonald Uniforms
Rhode Island
Providence Edward Deutch Uniforms
Texas
BeaumontNight's Uniform Co.
Virginia
HamptonPeninsula Uniforms
Washington
SeattleBlumenthal's
TacomaBrodskey's
West Virginia
Wheeling Uniforms Limited
Wisconsin
MilwaukeeLark Uniforms

Dealers that Sell Non-Union Products
These national uniform dealers are undercutting union jobs by selling non-union uniforms. Look for future updates on regional postal uniform dealers that are also selling non-union.

Mail Order

Genesis Direct/Postal Warehouse
Jeda Trading Corp.
PostalUniform.com

Retail

Aim Uniform (Edison, NJ)
Central Uniform (Syracuse, NY)
Direct Action Uniforms (Austin, TX)
Gear Inc. /CC Mugler (Hampton, VA)
Goldfish Uniform (Cleveland, OH)
Jimmie Muscatello's (Washington, D.C.)
Uniforms Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Valley Department Store (Ontario, CA)

 

POSTAL UNIFORMS:

DO BUY LIST & BOYCOTT LIST

 

- Please post & distribute -

 

Support union jobs by buying only union-made uniform brands from Union Products Dealers.  Don’t buy the non-union brands, and don’t buy from dealers that are selling non-union brands (listed at bottom of page).

 

 

DO BUY from these companies

 

UNION PRODUCTS DEALERS

 


National (mail-order/internet):

AME’s Uniforms

Arslan Uniforms

Brookfield

Postal Uniform Direct

Roy Tailors

Wasserman Uniform Co.

Skaggs Postal Unif (Tuxall)
U.S.
Uniforms
Lyons' Uniforms

 

Regional (Retail):

 

Alabama

Azars Unifs (Montgomery)

 

California

Saba Men’s Wear (Bakersfield)

Uniforms Plus (Escondido)

Long Beach Unif (LA, other)

Bricker Mincolla Unifs (Oakland)

Capitol City Unifs (Sacramento)

Summit Unifs (San Jose)

 

Colorado

Speer Unifs (Englewood)

 

Connecticut

Fairfield Unif (Bridgeport)

New England Unif. (Danbury)

Guilford Unif (Madison)

 

Florida

Argo Unif (Hallandale)

 

Illinois

Aurora Main Store (Aurora)

Kale Unifs (Chicago)

Eagle Unif (Crestwood)

 

Indiana

Brateman’s (Fort Wayne)

Lyon’s Pro Unif (Marion)

Golden Rule Store (Muncie)

 

Louisiana

Brown’s Unif (New Orleans)

 

Maryland

FF&A Jacobs (Baltimore)

 

Massachusetts

JB Simons (Lynn)

Somerset Unif (Somerset)

Berger Uniform (Worcester)

Michigan

Allie Brothers (Livonia)

 

Minnesota

Unif. Connection (Hermantown)

 

New Jersey

Unif. Headquarter (Tinton Falls)

Oakwood Unif (Westmont)

 

New Hampshire

Ann’s Unif. Center (Portsmouth)

 

New York

Mac’s Unifs (Brooklyn)

County Unif Supply (Mt. Vernon)

Ma’s Unifs (Flushing)

 

North Carolina

Showfety’s (Greensboro)

Best Unifs (Wilmington)

 

Oklahoma

Dee’s Unifs (Tulsa)

 

Ohio

Arslan Unifs (Cincinnati)

Roy Tailors (Cincinnati, Colum.)

Schwarz Unifs (Cleveland)

Oregon

Blumenthal’s (Portland)

 

Pennsylvania

McGee Unif (Bethlehem)

MT Unifs (Johnstown)

McDonald Unifs (Philadelphia)

 

Rhode Island

Edward Deutch (Providence)

 

Texas

Night’s Unif Co (Beaumont)

 

Virginia

Peninsula Unifs (Hampton)

 

Washington State

Blumenthal’s (Seattle)

Brodskey’s (Tacoma)

 

West Virginia

Uniforms Limited (Wheeling)

 

Wisconsin

Lark Unifs (Milwaukee)

 


 

UNION-MADE POSTAL UNIFORM BRANDS/MANUFACTURERS

 


Shirts & Shirt-Jac’s

Elbeco

Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield

 

Pants & Shorts

Alperin/Mayflower

Elbeco
Fechheimer/Flying Cross
Brookfield

Golf Shirts

Unigarb (B&C Fashions)

Elbeco

 

Quilted Vests/Sweatshirts

Snap n Wear

 

Gloves  North Star Glove

 

Uniform Hats

Leader

Midway

Sentry

 

Ball Caps

Leader

Unionwear (NJ Headwear)

 

Sweaters

Unigarb (B&C Fashions)

 

Belts

Nord-Ray Belt

 

Knit Hats

Artex


 
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BOYCOTT – Don’t buy from these companies

 


Non-union Brands/Manufacturers

Rutter Rex/Postal Outfitters (shirts & pants)

Horace Small/VF (shirts & pants)

SFKM (shirts & pants, golf shirts, sweaters)

Bancroft (hats & caps)

 

National Dealers (mail-order/internet)

Jeda-Falcon/Uniform Ways

Genesis Direct/Postal Warehouse PostalUniform.com

PostalUniformDiscounters.com

 

Regional Dealers (retail)

Direct Action Uniforms (Austin, TX)

Gear Inc./CC Mugler (Hampton, VA)

Valley Dept. Store (Ontario, CA)

Aim Uniform (Edison, NJ)

Central Uniform (Syracuse, NY)


 


Check the official Union Postal Uniforms website for updates to this list at: www.unionpostaluniforms.com

 

Uniform and Work Clothes Program Allowances Under the USPS-APWU National Agreement

Employees covered under the 2006–2010 United States Postal Service®–American Postal Workers Union (USPS-APWU) national agreement who are eligible to receive annual clothing allowances, as specified in Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM), section 932.1, are entitled to an annual uniform allowance increase effective on the employee’s allowance anniversary dates occurring on or after November 21, 2006, as follows:

Regular Uniform Program (ELM 932.11)

 

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

Effective Date

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

First-year amount
(Type 1 uniforms)

$424

$435

$446

$457

First-year amount
(Type 2 uniforms)

$165

$169

$173

$178

Employees no longer eligible for a first-year allowance (Type 1 uniforms)

$344

$353

$362

$371

Employees no longer eligible for a first-year allowance (Type 2 uniforms)

$148

$151

$155

$159

Work Clothes and Contract Uniforms Program (ELM 932.12932.13)

 

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

Effective Date

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Nov 21

Work Clothes Allowance:
Clerical, Motor Vehicle, Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$70

$71

$73

$75

Contract Uniform Allowance:
Custodial Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$133

$137

$140

$143

Contract Uniform Allowance:
Vehicle Maintenance (eligible) Type 3 uniforms

$168

$172

$177

$181

The allowance amount is updated on the employee’s uni­form allowance anniversary date. The Uniform Allowance Purchase Card will reflect the increase approximately 2 weeks after the employee’s uniform allowance anniver­sary date. In accordance with the 2006–2010 national agreement, increases are effective on November 21 of the contract year.


Printers
Jan 22, 2009

 

 

Dubuque Leader

PO Box 817

Dubuque, Ia. 52004

Located at 1527 Central Ave.

563-556-6625

 Garner Printing

 
 
      
  

 

Our Service - Your Satisfaction

Our personal service and boundless resources are the benchmark of our success. For over 75 years we have evolved as a leader in sheetfed printing. As we continue to acquire and lead the way with state-of-the-art technology we stay true to the traditional strengths of individual service and attention given to each and every customer. Our account representitives have in-depth knowledge of our customers and local markets and dedicate themselves to your satisfaction. You know the "quality-price-speed" catch: you can have two but not three. At Garner Printing, we shatter that myth by delivering the highest quality product under the most critical deadlines - and within your budget.

 1697 NE 53rd Ave. Des Moines, Iowa.

515-266-2171

1-800-747-2171

Fax 515-266-1641

 

  

Litho Craft Printing Incorporated

5311 SW 9TH St
Des Moines, IA 50315-7216
Phone: (515) 243-2404

 

Carter

 



Graphic Communications Local 157M


Carter Printing Company...

...one of the oldest commercial printers in Des Moines, has served Central Iowa customers since 1920. Carter Printing Company has been a family owned and operated business since 1928. This modern facility serves the needs of medium sized businesses and organizations. Carter also provides materials for many political candidates and campaigns.

Since moving to its present location in 1971, Carter Printing has enlarged and remodeled its facilities in 1986 and 1998. The newly enlarged facility has 11,300 sq. ft of production, office and warehouse space. State of the art equipment in all departments allow Carter Printing to provide high quality products and services.

Carter Printing Company's five in house customer service representatives provide clients personal service without the need of sales staff. Production services include:

• Digital prepress and design
• Quality printing, including four color process
• Complete bindery services

In addition the shipping department has trucks that service the greater Des Moines area.



Carter Printing provides quality printing,
reasonable prices, and prompt service.


 

Garner

 

 More union printers in the U.S.A.

 


Vehicles
Mar 03, 2010

 

 Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

 2010 Union Made Vehicles

 Victory Mototcycles

 

Support union jobs in the U.S. and Canada
This guide is prepared by the UAW to provide information for consumers who want to purchase vehicles produced by workers who enjoy the benefits and protections of a union contract.

All vehicles on this list are made in the United States or Canada by members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) or the International Union of Electrical Workers-Communication Workers of America (IUE-CWA).

Because of the integration of U.S. and Canadian vehicle production, all vehicles on this list include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW members.

However, those vehicles marked with an asterisk (*) are sourced from the United States and another country. When purchasing one of these models, check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN.) A VIN beginning with “1,” “4” or “5” identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; “2” identifies a Canadian-made vehicle. Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are made by union-represented workers. The Toyota Corolla, for example, is made in the United States by UAW members, but the Canadian model is made in a nonunion plant and other models are imported from a third country. To be sure you have a union-made vehicle, buy one of the vehicles on this list.

 

Consumer Buying Guide - 2007 Cars and Trucks

UAW CARS

Buick Lucerne
Cadillac CTS
Cadillac DTS
Cadillac STS
Cadillac XLR
Chevrolet Cobalt
Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Malibu
Chrysler Sebring
Dodge Avenger
Dodge Caliber
Dodge Viper
Ford Five Hundred
Ford Focus
Ford GT
Ford Mustang
Lincoln Town Car
Mazda Mazda 6
Mercury Montego
Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Mitsubishi Galant
Pontiac G5
Pontiac G6
Pontiac Solstice
Pontiac Vibe
Saturn Aura
Saturn ION
Saturn Sky
Toyota Corolla *

UAW PICKUPS

Chevrolet Silverado *
Chevrolet Colorado
Dodge Ram *
Dodge Dakota
Ford F-Series *
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger
GMC Sierra *
GMC Canyon
Isuzu i-Series
Lincoln Mark LT
Mazda B-series
Mitsubishi Raider
Toyota Tacoma *

UAW SUVs/CUVs

Buick Enclave
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac SRX
Chevrolet Suburban *
Chevrolet Tahoe
Chrysler Aspen
Dodge Durango
Dodge Nitro
Ford Escape/Escape Hybrid
Ford Expedition
Ford Explorer
GMC Acadia
GMC Yukon XL
GMC Yukon/Denali
Hummer H1
Hummer H2
Hummer H2 SUT
Hummer H3
Jeep Commander
Jeep Compass
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Liberty
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler
Lincoln Navigator
Mazda Tribute
Mercury Mariner/Mariner Hybrid
Mercury Mountaineer
Mitsubishi Endeavor
Saturn Outlook
Saturn VUE

UAW VANS

Buick Terraza
Chevrolet Express
Chevrolet Uplander
Chrysler Town & Country *
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan *
Ford Club Wagon
Ford Econoline
GMC Savana
GMC Savana Cargo
GMC Savana Passenger
Saturn Relay
Ford Freestyle

CAW CARS

Buick Lacrosse
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Chrysler 300
Dodge Charger
Ford Crown Victoria
Mercury Grand Marquis
Pontiac Grand Prix

CAW SUVs/CUVs

Chevrolet Equinox
Chrysler Pacifica
Dodge Magnum
Ford Edge
Lincoln MKX
Pontiac Torrent
Suzuki XL7

CAW PICKUPS

Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra

UAW/CAW Vans

Chrysler Town & Country
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan

CAW VAN

Ford Freestar

IUE SUVs/CUVs

Buick Rainier
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
GMC Envoy
SAAB 9-7x


DO NOT BUY
Sep 04, 2008

 

 

Coca - Cola




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