In 2012, Jobs with Justice and American Rights at Work merged. And since then, we’ve been on a journey to combine and integrate our programs, staff, boards, and systems. One year later, we’re excited to announce that we are relaunching this month as one incredible organization called Jobs With Justice. We’re building on our combined 35-year history with an expanded mission – and a new brand and website that will launch later this month. Read more »
Every Goonies fan knows the candy bar of choice is a Baby Ruth. But did you know these delicious chocolate bars are union-made? BCTGM members in Illinois make this classic that everyone loves (as much as Sloth loves Chunk). Grab a bag of Baby Ruths for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters.
Baby Ruth bars are available at retailers nationwide. Click here for more information.
As you head to the store to load up on the sugary sweets that put a smile on the faces of trick-or-treaters this Halloween, make sure that the candy you are treating them to is union-made! Read more »
Gearing up to buy a new car? The very best way to ensure your ride was made by union members is to consult UAW’s comprehensive annual buying guide. Their new guide features every union-made car produced in the United States and allows you to search by manufacturer or type of vehicle.
In need of easy appetizers for your next party, but want a step up from chips, dip & hummus? Consider wowing your guests with a gourmet antipasto spread instead from Cosmo’s Food Products. Since 1944, Cosmo’s has offered a wide variety of antipasto specialties, including marinated peppers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and olives, processed by workers at Cosmo’s New Haven, Connecticut, plant who recently secured their first union contract as members of UFCW Local 371. Delizioso!
Cosmo’s Food products can be purchased at select U.S. grocery and specialty stores.
Need to protect your bike, your dorm valuables, or your kids’ lockers? Master Lock offers a winning combination of security locks made by U.S. workers. At the Master Lock factory in Milwaukee, members of UAW Local 469 help manufacture the company’s padlocks and security products. In addition to helping protect your valuables, the company is also helping protect middle-class jobs. Since mid-2010, Master Lock has brought back approximately 100 union jobs to its Milwaukee factory from China.
Master Lock products can be purchased at a diverse number of retail stores across North America.
For the fourth consecutive Labor Day, Jobs with Justice and American Rights at Work organized the #unionmember Tweet-a-Thon – connecting actors, athletes, writers, entertainers, rank-and-file union members, and workers’ rights supporters nationwide to share the value of unions and what it means to be a #unionmember through Twitter. We were proud to partner with Actors’ Equity, MLB Players Association, NFL Players Association, NHL Players’ Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Writers Guild of America, East, to take over Twitter for Labor Day.
By the end of the holiday weekend, 18.6 million people saw tweets about the advantages of being a #unionmember on the field, ice, set, stage, or factory floor. Union members and their supporters collectively sent over 14,000 tweets to celebrate the role unions play in our workplaces and economy, creating an incredible 56.6 million impressions.
Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth are iconic American artists who were all fans of union-made Weber paint, the oldest U.S. manufacturers of high-end art supplies.
At the Martin/F. Weber factory in Philadelphia, members of USW Local 286 help produce and package Weber’s oils, acrylics, watercolors, and numerous art supplies, including a line endorsed by the late famed art instructor Bob Ross.
Professional and budding artists alike can find Weber paints and supplies at craft stores nationwide. Click here to find additional retailers near you.
Campbell’s Soup is an American classic. And so is the factory in Paris, Texas, that makes Campbell’s condensed soups and has just added a new production line for Campbell’s latest innovation, fresh packaged soup. The workers there are members are of UFCW Local 540 and are highly valued by the company. Said Campbell’s CEO Denise Morrison upon opening the new production line, “We’re very appreciative for the workers and the people at Paris, Texas in our plant, because without the people we couldn’t be doing things like this.”
Now your next bowl of Campbell’s Soup will warm your heart for two reasons! Find Campbell’s Soup at your local retailer.
Founded during the Depression, Boyer Candies is the master of surrounding marshmallows, peanut butter, butterscotch, and pretzels in a cup of delicious chocolate. Their famous Mallo Cup is even tastier when you find out it’s union-made by members of BCTGM!