November 23, 2015
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA
Washington, DC- The AFL-CIO is encouraging union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the holiday season. Given the volatile state of the economy — marked by huge job losses, declines in take-home pay, and increased costs — it makes more sense than ever to focus the purchasing power of union families on the goods and services that those families create.
Supporting union-made products helps keep good jobs in the community. Consumer surveys indicate that holiday spending will largely remain flat this year and that most people will pay cash rather than add to their credit card debt. Still, the National Retail Foundation says that Americans will spend on average $704.18 on holiday gifts and seasonal merchandise this year. All the more reason to specify “union-made-in-the-USA” gifts for friends and family. Examples of union made products and services include: AT&T WIRELESS.
With the Union Plus AT&T Wireless Discount, union members save 15 percent off the regular monthly rate for individual and family wireless cell phone plans at the only unionized wireless service company. Union members also can receive additional savings on cell phones and accessories through the special AT&T website for union members. For more info, go to www.unionplus.org/ cell-phone-wireless/att-wireless.ALL HASBRO TOYS and GAMES including Monopoly, G.I.Joe, and My Little Pony are made by union “elves” who are members of the United Auto Workers. Go to all-brands for a complete list. www.hasbrotoyshop.com/all-