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July 4, 2010

Union Values

-- by Dave Johnson

This is the hat:


And this is the story: AFL-CIO, Union Values: Made In America,

Our country was born out of a fight to cast off colonial rule by a wealthy elite and govern ourselves as We, the People. This fight continues, and nothing more clearly represents this American effort to lift each other up than organized labor. On July 4, as we celebrate our independence I encourage people to recognize our ongoing battle by buying Made in USA goods, and by working for democracy and the rights of workers everywhere.

I recently bought a hat with “AFL-CIO” written on it. Inside the hat there is a label that reads, “Union Made in the USA.” I was thinking about how unions wouldn’t buy cheap hats made in China or by some nonunion sweatshop, even if it was in the United States. They stick with their values.

Go read the AFL-CIO's 4th of July message.

Posted by Dave Johnson at July 4, 2010 7:27 AM


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