Getting panicky yet? There's still time to buy or order union-made gifts. Here are 10 ideas, thanks to American Rights at Work
, Labor 411
and the AFL-CIO
- Omaha Steaks. Order gourmet meals from prepared UFCW-represented employees.
- A Timex women's watch, made by IAM-AW members (order online here).
- The latest bestseller from Powell Books, ILWU represents employees at this, the largest independent online story in the country.
- A set of Libbey beer glasses made by United Steelworkers members, along with some fine Anheuser-Busch products made by Teamsters.
- It's not too late to order flowers from the Jackson & Perkins online store, which sells flowers harvested by the United Farm Workers members.
- A Snap-On 12 function multi-tool, made by UNITE HERE members.
- Scrabble, a Hasbro product. Hasbro provides good jobs to 350 members of RWDSU/UFCW Local 224 (check the box, though; not all Hasbro products are made in the USA).
- A Brown & Haley gift basket, made by members of BCTGM.
- MacGregor golf clubs made by the Boilermakers.
- A vacation on a union airline (Teamsters represent many airline workers) or on Amtrak (yup, Teamster represented). Drive an American UAW-made car from a Teamster-represented Hertz agency and stay at a union hotel.
And for those toys and electronics that require batteries: Be sure to buy Rayovac batteries. They're made by Teamsters!