Super Bowl features union footballs
Did you know the leather for every single NFL football, including the ones that will be used in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, is crafted by members of UFCW Local 1546 who work at the Horween Leather Company? Sister local UFCW 1994/MCGEO reports that "The hard-working men and women of the Horween Leather Company in Chicago, Ill., have been supplying the leather for every Super Bowl football since the very first game in 1967. “It doesn’t just take a high-level of skill to throw a football, it takes a lot of talent to make one too,” said Earl Ferguson, a machine operator and UFCW Local 1546 member at Horween. Check out the video below for a peek inside the historic plant.
And if you’re hosting a party on Super Bowl Sunday, be sure your snacks and drinks are union made. Wash it down with something off Labor 411's selection of nearly 250 union-made brews.
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