American Rights at Work: Author Archive

Union Shop: Jelly Belly

Product: Jelly Beans
Union: BCTGM
Category: Sweets & Snacks

Who doesn’t love jelly beans? They’re the type of candy that brings back childhood memories. And when it comes to jelly beans, Jelly Belly is king. Headquartered in California, Jelly Belly employs union workers represented by BCTGM. With 50 original flavors, there is a jelly bean for everyone.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are available at grocery stores nationwide. More information here.

Union Shop: A Guide to Whats Union-Made
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Union Shop: Eurofresh


Product: Tomatoes
Union: UFCW
Category: Food & Beverage

The country’s leading producer of greenhouse tomatoes is thriving thanks to its fruitful relationship with its workers and their union, UFCW. Eurofresh’s union-made tomatoes have been named “America’s Best Tasting Tomato” by the American Culinary Institute for more than 10 years. One of Southern Arizona’s largest employers, Eurofresh respects its workers’ rights.

Eurofresh products are sold at grocery stores and Costco nationwide. Click here for more information.

Union Shop: A Guide to Whats Union-Made
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Union Shop: Omaha Steaks


Product: Meats and steaks
Union: UFCW
Category: Food & Beverage

Do you enjoy a juicy, freshly grilled slab of meat? Try Omaha Steaks, made by workers represented by the UFCW. The only beef you’ll have with union-made Omaha Steaks is the time it takes to decide which assortment of premium steaks or gourmet foods to choose.

Find an Omaha Steaks retail store, or buy online here.

Union Shop: A Guide to Whats Union-Made
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Union Shop: Sylvania Halogen Super Savers


Product: Light Bulbs
Union: USW, IUE-CWA
Category: Home Improvement & Appliances

Are you afraid of the dark? Then grab some energy efficient Halogen Super Savers. Not only eco-friendly, they are also union made. USW workers in Wellsboro, PA, produce the bulb envelope, and IUE-CWA workers in St. Mary’s, PA, assemble the bulbs.

Sylvania Super Saver Halogen light bulbs are available at grocery and home improvement stores nationwide. More information here.

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Union Shop: Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.

Product: Chocolate
Union: BCTGM
Category: Sweets & Snacks

Life is like a box of chocolates, but with Ghiradelli you know exactly what “you’re gonna get” – quality union-made confections. Made in San Francisco, Ghirardelli employs union workers represented by BCTGM.

Ghirardelli Chocolate is available at grocery stores nationwide. More information here.

Union Shop: A Guide to Whats Union-Made
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Union Shop: American Greetings

Product: Greeting Cards and Invitations
Union: IBT
Category: Gifts & Seasonal

Are you a man or woman of few words? Then union-made American Greetings cards are your new best friend. These cards, carefully manufactured in the United States by IBT members, say all the things you wish you could say.

American Greetings cards are available nationwide. Click here to find a retailer near you.

Union Shop: A Guide to Whats Union-Made
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Organizing 101, courtesy of the United Farm Workers

This year the United Farm Workers (UFW) turns 50. To help celebrate this important milestone and reflect on the union’s historic role in bringing justice and dignity into the farm fields, the UFW has launched a campaign to collect stories from supporters about their connection with this vibrant workers’ union.

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Locked-out workers wrap up Journey for Justice

Yesterday, the locked-out workers at Cooper Tire’s Findlay, Ohio, plant approved a contract offer from the company and will head back to work shortly. When they first received the offer last week, the workers were on a “Journey for Justice” with locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers to call attention to their struggle—and to the struggle of all workers left out in the cold by corporate greed.

The unions that represent the two groups of workers, the United Steelworkers and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union, give us a glimpse inside their journey in the press release cross posted below. Read more »

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Van Halen returns with new album, union shout out

Van Halen has really got us going. The legendary rock band has reunited with original lead singer David Lee Roth and their first studio album in 14 years has shot to the top of the charts nearly as fast as Eddie Van Halen’s fingers fly up and down the fretboard. We’re jumping for the hit record’s first single, “Tattoo,” which features this great union shout out:

Uncle Danny had a coal tattoo,
he fought for the union, some of us still do.
On my shoulder is the number of the chapter he was in.
That number is forever like the struggle here to win.

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Cooper Tire employees left out in the cold

On November 28 last year, just days after Thanksgiving, 1,050 Cooper Tire & Rubber Company employees were left out in the cold. After refusing to negotiate in good faith, Cooper Tire locked out workers at its Findlay, Ohio plant. Read more »

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