Union Label


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Union Label

A label on a product indicating that the employees who made the product are represented by a labor union. Union labels are affixed to encourage interested parties (such as other union members or persons who support unions) to buy such a product rather than a similar product made by a non-union company.
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The penultimate chapter, on union label campaigns and the Farah boycott, devotes about a quarter of its pages to what I would term deep background: the role of boycotts in the American Revolution; union boycotts' shifting legal status from the Progressive Era through the 1950s; the union label's origins in white cigarmakers' race-baiting of Chinese immigrants in the 1870s; and garment unions' label campaigns prior to the postwar era, when ACWA and the ILGWU began to deploy them as primary tools for organizing in the South.
It was a religious line of argument the Journal itself endowed with the authority of an article in 1929: "The union label aspires to be the emblem of humanism, even as the cross is the symbol of Christianity.
The jingle and the practice of buying clothing with a union label symbolized the link between one's actions as a consumer and decent working conditions, a living wage, and a fair society.
See Terry Moe, "The Union Label on the Ballot Box," page 58.
Consistent with Scripps' editorial advocacy of labor unions, all of his printing-related employees were unionized and his newspapers carried the union label (p.
Lightburn's seven-piece band is 10-years-old, and had a good few releases under its belt before the current long player No Cities Left hit the racks late last year on the Bella Union label.
The best way to know if a garment factory is "sweat free" is still to look for the union label.
Fighting for the Union Label chronicles the struggles of the ILGWU to organize the garment industry to put an end to the poor working conditions and low pay scale garment factory workers like my mother experienced in Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley.
In his first RA address as NEA executive director, John Wilson urged delegates to "wear the union label proudly" and propose solutions that improve education employees' professional standing.
And it is those customer service representatives, shipment packers in the warehouse and truckers who are pushing to wear the union label.
Increasingly it appears that physicians' lab coats will bear the union label, At least that is the prediction of AFL-CIO officials in the wake of a decision by the New York Doctors Council--one of the nation's largest local physicians' unions--to link arms with the 1.
Chapter Four describes the postwar anti-union climate, the corresponding Union Label campaign of the 1950s to promote unions and union-made products, and the role of Local 459 in that campaign.
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