Posts Tagged ‘union-made’

Great Gifts, Good American Jobs: Your Holiday Guide to Union-Made Products & Services

The holidays are approaching fast, and along with them, the hustle and bustle of shopping and decorating, stressful travel, and long to-do lists. Never fear, we’re here to help you survive the mayhem with our handy gift guide of products union-made in the USA. Click on each of the images in the slideshow (or download the PDF) to find quality gifts for your family, friends, and even the most hard-to-please folks on your shopping list. These days, as more and more jobs get shipped overseas, it’s not easy to know what’s made in America, let alone by union members. With our guide, you can rest easy knowing that your holiday shopping will support good, family-supporting jobs here at home. And that’s a gift every American can enjoy. Read more »


A Union-Made Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to break bread with your loved ones and reflect on all that you have to be thankful for. At least that’s how the movies portray it. In my house, Thanksgiving is about watching football and adding inches to your waistline. So instead of going the traditional Hallmark route, today’s blog will talk about how you can line the dining room table with a cornucopia (pun intended) of union-made deliciousness. Read more »


Pro-Union & Pro-Football: How to support unions at your next tailgate or game party

For millions of Americans, fall marks the time to obsess over football – be it on the couch, in the bleachers, or in the stadium parking lot. Football season is a great opportunity to bring people together for the shared love of the game. Whether fair-weather football fans or fanatics, it’s likely not everyone in the crowd will be a die-hard union fan. Understandably, when fewer and fewer people have had direct experience with a union, there’s less of a chance they see unions as key to rebuilding America and the middle class. But you can help clear up myths and help shed light on what unions are all about. In fact, game day is a great place to start creating a bigger union cheering section. We’re here to help with some simple facts and talking points so you’re ready the next time you encounter someone who simply misunderstands or stands against unions – on or off the field. Read more »


Union-Made Old Glory

American FlagMany iconic American products have been union-made: John Deere tractors, Campbell’s Soup, Tootsie Rolls, the Harley Davidson motorcycle, and classic cars such as the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. We can add to that list the most iconic item of them all, the American Flag itself.

Annin Flag Company of Roseland, New Jersey, produces thousands of union-made American flags each year. Workers at Annin Flags are represented by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), and their labor-management partnership has helped make the company one of the most prominent flag manufacturers in the country.

Established in 1847, the company prides itself on being the oldest and largest manufacturer of flags in the United States. Their flags have been in used in the inauguration ceremonies of U.S. presidents since Zachary Taylor was sworn in to office back in 1849. An Annin flag was draped across President Lincoln’s coffin, raised on Iwo Jima in 1945, and used in the Apollo space program.

Unfortunately, many American flags are not even made in the United States. However, in 2010 the House of Representatives unanimously passed the All-American Flag Act, which mandates that all flags used for government purchases be made domestically.

Union members have helped to build this country, and the value of their contributions is reflected each day by the union members at Annin Flag Company.