By Ross Lenihan
Scott Walker may have been the most explicitly anti-union candidate in the 2016 presidential race, but others, particularly Democrats, view union ties as a good thing. As we inch closer to 2016, some candidates are promoting their union support through campaign swag, from bumper stickers to shirts and even tote bags (which, by the way, you can fill up at any number of union grocery stores).
Here at Labor 411 we’ve been tracking which candidates are promoting their campaigns with union-made gear, so that regardless of whom you support you can know if your political swag is helping support good jobs right here in the U.S.A.
Maker (Union): Union Line (UFCW), Bayside (Teamsters)
The Union-Made Goods: Shirts, bumper stickers, signs, buttons, tote bags, and more.
Online Store Slogan: “Union Made In the USA. Every item in our store will always be made and printed by union workers right here in the United States.”
Maker (Union): Royal Apparel (Teamsters)
The Union-Made Goods: Shirts, tote bags, buttons, bumper stickers, and more.
Online Store Slogan: “Everyday items made by everyday Americans”
Promoting union-made swag during campaign season is nothing new. Back in 2008, the Obama campaign relied on Tigereye Design, which bills itself as a “union shop specializing in promotional products for Unions, Democratic, Progressive and Charitable campaigns.”
Regardless of who you support in 2016, be aware that you have the option to support good jobs with every bit of political swag you buy.
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