When you buy union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and dignity and respect for work.
Look beyond foreign-made electronics, trendy toys and gadgets to find enduring goods that are union made, or perhaps gift cards for union-productions, such as movies or sporting events, or union made food stuff — there are still many union-made candies, baked goods, spirits and specialty items. Go to dclabor.org for handy lists of union-made products and services. America's working men and women thank you!
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1937, the pro-labor musical revue, “Pins & Needles,” opened on Broadway with a cast of members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. The show only ran on Friday and Saturday nights, because of the cast’s regular jobs. It ran for 1,108 performances before closing.
Today’s labor quote is by Harold Rome, from "Sing Me a Song With Social Significance", sung here by Rose Marie Jun, from the 1962 revival cast of "Pins and Needles":
Sing me of wars and sing me of breadlines
Tell me of front page news
Sing me of strikes and last minute headlines
Dress your observation in syncopation!
Sing me a song with social significance
There's nothing else that will do
It must get hot with what is what
Or I won't love you.