Shopping Union Makes a Difference
We make choices every day about how we spend our hard earned dollars. On average union workers have better wages, benefits and working conditions than their non-union counterparts. When you have a choice, why not shop at a place where you know employees have protections and a real voice in their employment conditions.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) represents thousands of workers in union stores like Fred Meyer, Safeway, PCC, and many others. Check out the full list of union stores represented by UFCW 21. http://www.ufcw21.org/know/shop-union
Looking for a good union hotel in your travels and want to avoid those properties that are notoriously anti-union? Here’s the list from UniteHere. http://www.hotelworkersrising.org/HotelGuide/
Do you like to order your books on-line? Maybe at Amazon? Well, here’s a better choice, Powell’s Bookstore is local and its union (ILWU) http://www.powells.com/. The next best thing would be to frequent your local bookseller.
Want to find all kinds of cool union gear on line? Check out the AFL-CIO union shop. http://www.aflcio.org/Get-Involved/The-Union-Shop
Looking for the Union Label?
Yes, it’s still out there. Check out all kinds of union made products at Union Label. http://www.unionlabel.org/
In the market for a new car? Check out this United Auto Workers site first. http://www.uaw.org/cars
Other Great Resources to Help You Buy Union
The Martin Luther King County Labor Council has a great list of links to union made products at http://www.mlkclc.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=114502&page=Resources
Union organizations providing dental care include
- SeaMar Community Health Center, http://www.seamar.org/index.php,
- Sunrise Dental http://www.sunrisedental.com/
- King County Dental Clinics http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/locations/dental.aspx