Here’s an arresting little statistic: Americans could create 200,000 jobs if we spent $64 out of the $700 that we will average for gifts this holiday season on American-made products. This fact comes from our friends at Labor 411, the group that puts together lists of union-made goods and services – everything from apparel to pet food to board games. And, just so you don’t think you’d have to stock up on $64 worth of Crayola Crayons to help create those 200,000 jobs, Labor 411 has put together a holiday shopping list that highlights a range of items, produced with union labor, including:
- Pendleton’s Portland Collection Dresses (UNITE/HERE)
- Igloo 40-quart cooler/sound system (United Auto Workers)
- Timex Watches (International Association of Machinists)
- Libbey Beverageware (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union)
Check the list above for a complete inventory!