Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shop union-made for the holidays

Print by Marcos LaFarga
Our friends at American Rights at Work and the NFL Players Association just put out a terrific gift guide for the holidays. It suggests union-made products and services you might not ordinarily associate with holiday giving.

Tickets to sporting events, for example. Not only are the players union members, but union members work at and deliver products to arenas, stadiums and ball parks.

A gift certificate on Amtrak, which supports our brothers and sisters in the Teamsters Rail Conference, is another suggestion. Or a membership to Costco, where many Teamsters work.

The guide also suggests gifts you can wrap, like Louisville Slugger bats, Snap-On tools and books from Powell's on-line store.

Check it out here. And remember to buy union!