Northwest labor press. (Portland , Ore.) 1987-current, December 01, 2006, Page 5, Image 5

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Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons,
QFC, Roth’s Family Markets,
Rosauer’s (Hood River), and
Sherm’s Thunderbird (Roseburg).
No big-box discounter in Oregon is
union, and some are anti-union, like
Wal-Mart. Among discounters,
Costco pays workers the best wages
and salaries. Some of its warehouse
workers are represented by the Team-
sters Union, but none in Oregon.
WHAT TO BUY
The following list of products is
culled from union Web sites, union lo-
cals, the Union Industries Show, the
AFL-CIO Union Label and Service
Trades Department, and other
sources. Always look for the Made in
USA label before purchasing an item.
TOYS, GAMES, HOBBIES: Col-
orforms; Hasbro toys; Parker Brothers
games (like Scrabble); sandboxes and
playhouses by Fabriform; Fisher
Price products; Golden Books & Gol-
den Family Entertainment, Inc., activ-
ity boxes, cloth blocks for infants,
games and puzzles; Leister Games;
Testor Corp., hobby kits and sup-
plies; Eagle children’s plastic table
sets; Ideal easels, games, puzzles,
entire line of preschool materials;
Etch-A-Sketch classic and color;
Frustration; Ghost Writer; Glitter
Writer; Michael Jordan Pro basket-
ball set; Tot Traps drum set; Pfaltz-
graff Cook and Serve Set, Tea Set;
Wall Ball; Ertl cars, trucks, tractors,
model and hobby kits; Lionel model
trains; Radio Flyer wagons; Dixon
Ticonderoga crayons, tempura
paints, water colors; Today’s Plas-
tics; Penn-Plax fish tanks, bird cages.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Amana;
Electrolux Home Products;
Frigidaire; Kenmore; Tappan; Gib-
son; Kelvinator; GE; Hot Air; White
Westinghouse appliances; Cutco
Cutlery; West Bend coffee makers;
Falconer-Denver mirrors; Crystal de
Lites crystal figurines; Samsonite/
Cosco card tables and chairs; Plano
CD towers; Mirro, Regal, Vollrath,
West Bend, Pyrex, All-Clad cook-
ware; Swing-A-Way can openers;
Ovens broilers, griddles, fryers;
Thermador ovens, cook tops, hoods;
Hoover vacuums; Vulcan ranges,
deep fryers; Wolf Range Co. Stoves,
cook tops, pots; Hollander pillows,
comforters, featherbeds, fiberbeds,
throws, blankets, mattress covers,
and cuddlebeds; Fiesta glassware;
Thermos glassware; Homer Laugh-
lin, Lenox and Hall China.
FRAGRANCES: Alberto Cul-
ver’s Beyond, Command, Royal
Command; Dana Perfumes’ Tabu,
Ambush, Priorite, Canoe Sport, Ca-
noe, Herbissmo; Lander aftershave;
Revlon’s Charlie, Jontue, Jean Nate,
Enjoli; Navy for Women; Chantilly
perfumes; British Sterling cologne;
English Leather cologne; Watkins
fragrances.
DECEMBER 1, 2006
COSMETICS:
Revlon, Revlon Color
Stay, Revlon Age Defy-
ing, Moon Drops,
Eterna, Fire & Ice, Ciara,
Creme of Nature, Realis-
tic, Fabu-Laxer, Roux
Fanci-Full, Flex, Outra-
geous.
SPORTS EQUIP-
MENT: E-Z Loader
boat trailers, Spalding,
Callaway golf balls;
MacGregor, PowerBilt,
Arnold Palmer golf
clubs; Louisville
hockey sticks; Reming-
ton, Colt and Winches-
ter firearms; Rawling,
Riddell helmets, ice
skates and roller blades;
Bauer, Micron, Dau-
oust, Mega, Lange,
Cooper, Flak ice and in-
line skates, snow
boards, hockey and ski
equipment; Penn tennis
and racquet balls; St. Croix of Park
Falls fishing rods; Kent sporting
goods; FNT tennis balls, volleyballs
and backstop netting; BARE wet-
suits; Algoma sport bags; Wigwam
Mills sports socks and hats; Aladdin
Thermos products; Brunswick
Corp., bowling balls, billiards.
Do Buy
List
For The Holidays
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:
Baldwin pianos and organs; Bach,
Buescher, Bundy, Selmer USA saxa-
phones, trumpets, cornets, flugel-
horns, trombones, baritone horns,
tubas; Yamaha piccolos, trumpets,
trombones, clarinets; Selmer USA
flutes, clarinets, harmony clarinets,
oboes, bassoons; Frank Holton.
MEN’S DRESS SHIRTS: Brooks
Brothers/Garland Manufacturing, Ken-
neth Gordon, Phillips-Van Heusen, Ar-
row, Geoffrey Beane, Calvin Klein,
Stafford (at JC Penney).
T-SHIRTS & KNIT SHIRTS:
Athletic Cap Company and Crystal
Springs Apparel, golf shirts; Lifewear
Inc., cotton T-shirts, turtlenecks,
sweatshirts and mock turtlenecks;
New Jersey Headwear Corp., five- and
six-panel ballcaps, bucket hats and vi-
sors; Windjammer T-shirts, Henley
shirts and golf shirts.
JACKETS, COATS &
SWEAT-SHIRTS: Ben
Davis workwear style
jackets, shirts, pants;
Carhartt jackets and
coats; Excelled Sheep-
skin & Leather Coat
Corp. varsity, bomber
and motorcycle jackets;
Perfect Shoulder/Snap N
Wear quilted jackets,
vests and sweatshirts;
Protexall jackets, work
shirts and pants; Reed
Sportswear varsity,
bomber and motorcycle
jackets; Schott NYC pea
coats, aviator jackets,
motorcycle jackets;
Windjammer jackets,
sweatshirts, sweatpants
and fleece-wear.
NECKTIES &
SCARVES: Artex
Knitting Mills, Brooks
Brothers, Kings Choice
Neckwear Co. brands:
Joseph Abboud, Theory, Ruffian,
Bobby Jones, Paul Frederick and Ex-
press; Mane Enterprises brand: Ba-
nana Republic.
GLOVES: Glamour, LL Bean,
Mademoiselle, Paris, Lehigh, Reli-
able Knitting, Knoxville Glove Co.;
North Star Glove.
BELTS, BAGS & WALLETS:
Nord-Ray leather belts; American
Umbrella canvas duffle bags and at-
taché bags; Bags Specialists ETI/
Konvex totes, sports bags, barrel
bags, briefcases, portfolios, garment
bags, fanny packs and backpacks;
S&D portfolios and address books;
Scully briefcases; Stetson luggage
tags; Heritage briefcases, shaving
kits; 25 Drexel Drive, Americana,
Elle, Falchi, Finesse La Model, Jay
Herbert, Judith Leiber, Kenneth
Cole, Koret, Migid, Sharif Designs
Limited, A.L. Seamon, Art Craft,
Capezio, EngerKress, Amity, Rolf,
LaGarde; Judith Leiber, Members
Only, Scully, and Stetson.
MEN’S SUITS: Brooks Brothers:
Golden Fleece; Hartmarx: Hickey Free-
man, Hart Schaffner Marx, Ted Baker,
Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Austin
Reed, Evan Picone, Pierre Cardin, Cop-
pley, Cambridge, Burberry, Gieves &
Hawkes, Jack Nicholas, J. Press, Mat-
teo Maas; Hugo Boss; Joseph Abboud.
Shopping union is easiest for those
who have Internet access and are
comfortable with buying online. Sev-
eral Web retailers have exclusively
union-made clothing: nosweatap-
parel.org, justiceclothing. com, and
unionjeancompany.com. And the
AFL-CIO has a list of union-made
U.S.-made goods at www.shop-
unionmade.com.
SENDING YOUR GIFTS:
Don’t forget: Gifts should be
shipped via United Parcel Ser-
vice, whose drivers are repre-
sented by the Teamsters; or the
U.S. Postal Service, which em-
ploys members of the National
Association of Letter Carriers,
the American Postal Workers
Union and Laborers. FedEx is
nonunion.
TOOLS: Tools sold under the brand
names of Craftsman and Ridgid are
not only American-made by mem-
bers of the Boilermakers Union, but
they are guaranteed for life; Snap-on
tools, Armstrong tools, Klein Tools,
Edgerton Forge Automatic
wrenches; Sears, Agway, Razorback
Garden tools, pitchforks; Klein
Tools Inc. pliers, hooks.
ENTERTAINMENT: Tickets to the
Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet
Theatre, or the Portland Opera will
support musicians represented by
Musicians Local 99 and stagehands
represented by IATSE. The Musi-
cians’ referral line will help you find
and hire a union musician for your
holiday party. Call 503-235-8791
West of the Cascades, or for the
Southern and Eastern part of the
state, contact Local 689 in Eugene, at
541-484-0951.
CLOTHING: Ben Davis,
Carhartt, Graybear, King Louie, Ko-
diak Nemesis, Nemesis, Thinc Action-
wear, Union Line, Oshkosh B’Gosh,
Outdoor Outfit, Platinum Sportswear,
Powers, Pro-Fit, Rubin Brothers,
Stone Cutter, Sure-Fit, Team Safety
Apparel, Time Out For Her, Union
Jeans, Union Line, Wagoner, Wig-
wam.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555 staffers leafleted the Wood Village Wal-Mart Nov. 21 to kick-off
a national “Hope for the Holidays” campaign to try to turn anti-union Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest company, into
a socially-responsible corporate citizen. “This is a values campaign about the obligations a giant corporation like
Wal-Mart has to pay its workers good wages and provide them health insurance,” said Jeff Anderson, director of
legislative affairs for Local 555 (standing left in the above photo.) Nationally, WakeUpWalMart.com is alerting people
about the retailer’s latest anti-worker actions, which includes converting 200,000 of its full-time jobs to part-time,
capping pay for all but the company’s top executives, and eliminating low-cost health insurance for new hires.
Anderson said future rallies are slated Dec. 6 and Dec. 21. Locations have yet to be determined.
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