By Michael Messina

Many aspects of the game this Feb. 1 will be brought to you by unions. From the players on the field (NFLPA) to the concession workers (Workers United) to the football that is flying through the air. Yep, the Wilson football cut and sewn specifically for the Super Bowl is also made by employees represented by Workers United.

Local 1385 in Ada, Ohio has been making the footballs for the Super Bowl since the beginning. The New York Times recently published the video, below, on one particular retiree at the plant. It’s a fascinating insight into the process and a testament to union quality.

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0 #1 Alfred 2015-01-29 13:20
Had been informed by a fellow member some time prior, that Yuengling had replaced all union members from their workforce. Can this be confirmed or denied? Thanks.

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