AFL-CIO: Make Sure Your Back-to-School Supplies are Union Made

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO blog Now on August 11, 2017. It is unattributed.

As sad as we will be to see summer come to an end, the approach of a new school year is an exciting time and ushers in the busiest buying season outside of the winter holidays. Get your young learners fired up for the start of school with new school supplies! Check out our list of ethically made products from companies that treat their employees fairly.

Paper Supplies:

  • ACCO brands
  • At-A-Glance Academic Daily Planner
  • Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper
  • Industries for the Blind Inc. Composition Books
  • Mead Spiral Notebook
  • Roaring Spring Pocket Folders
  • Swingline Stapler
  • Trapper Keeper Folders
  • Wilson Jones Binders

Keepin’ It Sanitary:

  • Kleenex Tissues


  • All USA Clothing
  • Carhartt
  • Union House Apparel
  • The Union Shop
  • Wigwam

Quench the Thirst:

  • Crystal Springs Water
  • Gatorade
  • Minute Maid Juice
  • Mott’s Juice
  • Snapple
  • Tropicana
  • V8
  • Welch’s Juice

This post originally appeared at Labor 411.

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