First – and easiest – shop at local union supermarkets like Giant, Safeway and Shoppers, whose workers are members of UFCW Local 400. There are a few other unionized grocery stores locally; the complete list is on our website, dclabor.org, click on Union Shop.
To find out whether specific products are union – Butterball turkeys and hams, or Charles Krug wines, for example – we’ve posted a Union Made Thanksgiving list on our website that you can download and print out.
You can also check out the Union Label and Labor 411 apps in the App Store, which include thousands of union products and services. They’re also online at unionlabel.org and labor411.org
Buying union-made supports good jobs. And I, for one, think it just tastes better, too.
On today’s labor calendar, get the latest labor events at dclabor.org; click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1883, some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participated in a solidarity parade of unions from the Central Trades and Labor Assembly. The parade was so successful it was repeated the following two years.
Today’s labor quote is by George Meany, who became president of the American Federation of Labor on this date in 1952.
George Meany, who said:
“Every piece of progressive social legislation passed by Congress in the 20th century bears a union label.”
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