Partnerships that Work: Consumer Brands Doing Right by Workers

As our country continues to fight its way out of the worst recession in decades, we shouldn’t lose sight of those companies who are doing right by investing in their employees and creating good American jobs. As consumers, we shouldn’t forget that we can show our support for these companies in the way we shop.

CUTCO Cutlery Corporation, Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., and USA Coffee Company are just a few of the consumer brands around the country that are working successfully in partnership with their employees and the unions representing them. Though diverse in industry, size, and location, each of these companies have one thing in common: They’re proof that long-term business success goes hand-in-hand with a workplace culture that fosters shared vision, trust, and respect among workers and management.

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