December 2012 Issue
November 26, 2012

Holiday shopping? Look for the union label

Source: NYSUT United

This holiday season, consider the value of purchasing Americanmade, union-made products when choosing gifts. In so doing, you support American workers, safe working conditions and American manufacturers.

And you help to keep the American economy growing.

The AFL-CIO's Union Label & Service Trades Department website,, allows consumers to search for union-made gifts by category. Other sites to round out your list:

As more consumers are sending the message that they support safe working conditions and fair wages for workers, demand is also increasing for products that carry the Fair Trade label.

The Fair Trade Federation offers an online holiday gift guide, including a list of federation members in New York state, at