Unions are about magnifying worker power — and that includes buying power. In the Buy Union section, we report on union-made products and services — as well as goods made by unfair and abusive employers.
A month-old union boycott of the Columbian newspaper called has gotten the attention of publisher Scott Campbell.
Union ironworkers and electricians at United Streetcar in Clackamas were in the spotlight March 21 as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped by.
Two labor groups are calling for a boycott of The Columbian, the Vancouver daily newspaper.
Not all Valentine’s Day gifts are created equal. But consumers CAN buy candies made by union workers.
Buying union is about voting with your dollars to support enterprises that pay fellow workers a living wage with benefits. The AFL-CIO has designated the 10 days following Thanksgiving as Buy Union Week. To make that easier, the Labor Press has come up with 10 “Buy Union” gift ideas.
By flying unionized airlines, workers and their families can say “Union, Yes” when they travel.
Want to buy union-made Halloween candy this year? Stick to products made by Ghirardelli, Tootsie Roll Industries, Jelly Belly, and NECCO. Those are the only reliably union-made national brand Halloween candies.
At the 5,647 coffee shops owned by Starbucks Corporation in the United States, not a single employee is represented by a union.