These Union-Made Boots Are Made For Walking (And Working)

If you’re in the market for boots, there are some great union-made choices. And the best part is that you can spend your money on quality footwear while supporting good union jobs that pay workers fair wages and benefits.

Red Wing Shoes

There are 15 boots from Red Wing Shoes that are 100% union-made in Red Wing, Minnesota. The 272 union members who make these boots belong to UFCW Local 527.

Of the 2.5 million or Red Wing Shoes sold per year, about 725,000 are union-made in Red Wing.

Below are the specific Red Wing boots that are union-made in the USA and carry the union label. Click on the ones you like to go to the description page.

Style 606
Style 607
Style 608
Style 1155
Style 2231
Style 2233
Style 2245
Style 2405
Style 2406
Style 2408
Style 3505
Style 3507
Style 3508
Style 4441
Style 953


Founded in 1892, Thorogood has been making boots for over 130 years.

And it’s employee-owned, which gets extra high marks from us.

Its American Union Series boots are union-made in America’s cheese state, Wisconsin.

Carolina Footwear, Double-H, Chippewa, and Matterhorn

Part of the Carolina Group, these four brands offer union-made boots. The location is not in one of the Carolinas but in Martinsburg, PA.

The workers at the company are represented by UFCW Local 1776, a large union with over 35,000 members.

For thousands of more union-made products, visit the Labor 411 directory here.

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