As COVID 19 changes our work lives, Labor 411 and Ethix Merch have announced a new collaboration promoting union pride during the pandemic with union-made and American-made t-shirts and facemasks.
“This is a fun, creative partnership at a pivotal time for labor,” said Cherri Senders, President of Labor 411, the nation’s No. 1 guide to union-made goods and services. “In the time of COVID-19, the irreplaceable value of our nation’s workforce has never been clearer. This merchandise not only promotes worker values but walks the walk by supporting good jobs through its union supply chain.”
The merchandise features slogans such as “Union Made in the U.S.A. is Best,” and includes a line of COVID-19 themed gear. The “Union Pride” series of T-shirts are made in Chattanooga, Tennessee by members of IBT/GCC Local 297M and printed in Rhode Island by members of CWA Local 14156. The “Union Pride” masks are made in the U.S.A and printed in Los Angeles by members of Allied Printing Southern California Trades Council 86.
Labor 411 also has a specific line of merchandise available, including masks made and embroidered in Overland Park, Kansas, by members of UFCW Local 409G.
A portion of the proceeds from the T-shirt and masks sales will go to either the Jobs with Justice Solidarity Fund, a hardship fund for workers or the Labor 411 Foundation, the educational arm of Labor 411.
“We take pride in our work, and in this partnership,” said Ethix Merch CEO Daniel Cardozo. “These are quality, comfortable shirts and masks and, even better, they are made ethically at union shops.”
Founded in 2008, Labor 411 is the nation’s No. 1 guide to union-made goods and services with an ever-expanding website and print guides in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Philadelphia with New York City set to join the lineup soon. For more information, visit www.labor411.org.
Since 2002, Ethix Merch has been featuring wholesale promotional items made with respect for the people and the planet. This includes branded merchandise and promotional products made in USA, which supports union workers and the environment, and is never produced in sweatshops with unfair labor practices. For more info visit ethixmerch.com.
For more information of the Labor 411/Ethix merchandise collaboration, visit wehavethepowerstore.com.