Monday, December 13, 2010

Shop union, buy Boar's Head meats, don't buy Carhartt

Lisa Stemcosky, union member at Bloomie's
Our brothers and sisters at UFCW Local 400 in Landover, Md., offer some good advice about shopping union, especially in the Capital Region.

Local 400 members work at Tyson's Chicken and Boar's Head meat facilities, and deliver them through Peapod.  Kroger, Giant and Safeway are all union stores.

Allclad cookware and votive candle holders are made by union workers in Pennsylvania; they're a favorite gift item for Lisa Stemcosky, a local 400 member who works at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase, Md.

Department stores that employ union members include some Macy's, Syms, Brooks Brothers, Filene's Basement and Bloomingdale's.

Click here for more recommendations. And click here to find out why you shouldn't buy Carhartt products (hint -- they're made in Mexico).