AFL-CIO: Ethical Camping Essentials

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO Now by Labor 411 on August 9, 2018.

Ah, the great outdoors. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the s’mores! That’s right. When you’re planning an outdoor vacation during the final weeks of summer, you’ll need a bunch of supplies, both fun and practical. Whether you’re protecting against the elements or putting together a decadent fireside treat, Labor 411 reminds you to shop for ethical American-made brands manufactured by companies that treat their workers fairly. Enjoy the outdoors, and together we’ll camp our way to a stronger America.


  • Campfire marshmallows
  • Chocolate – Ghirardelli, Hershey, Cadbury
  • Honey Maid graham crackers


  • Weber


  • Algoma Net

Outdoor Clothing

  • AFL-CIO union-made gear
  • All American Clothing Co.
  • Carhartt


  • Eight O’Clock coffee
  • Folgers
  • Maxwell House
  • Millstone coffee
  • USA Coffee Company

Hot Cocoa 

  • Ghirardelli
  • Swiss Miss


  • Rubbermaid


  • Bain de Soleil
  • Coppertone

AFL-CIO now 8/9

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