At Ethix Merch, we have strict standards regarding workers and the environment. That’s why we leverage our longstanding relationships with union manufacturers to provide high-quality union-made products to our clients. When you buy union-made, you support companies prioritizing fair labor practices and responsible manufacturing. In addition, studies have shown that union jobs support local communities and the economy. But what other reasons are there to purchase union-made products?
Reasons to Buy Union-Made
A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute dives into why unions benefit everyone. They found that states with high union representation have an increased minimum wage, improved health and safety, more insurance coverage and benefits, and decreased income inequality. Those states also have fewer voter suppression laws.
In some cases, buying union-made products can be seen as a form of political activism. Unions often use their collective bargaining power to advocate for policies that benefit workers, and by supporting union-made products, you can help to further these goals.
By purchasing union-made products, you are supporting the rights of workers to organize and bargain collectively for better wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Contribute to the Local Economy
Union jobs and local manufacturing contribute to the local economy. In addition, union workers tend to earn higher wages, which means they have more money to spend in their communities, supporting local businesses and creating jobs. This list by our friends at Labor 411 confirms the EPI’s report and makes a good point. When you buy union made, you are putting money in the pockets of workers instead of wealthy executives, which is a win for communities and individual workers.
Help Communities Thrive
Unions are often involved in their local communities, supporting charitable causes and advocating for social justice issues. By buying union-made products, you are supporting these efforts and helping to build stronger, more vibrant communities.
Invest in Quality Products
Unions often have strict standards for the products that bear their label, so when you buy a union-made product, you can be confident that you are getting a high-quality product made by skilled workers who take pride in their work. They also often negotiate with employers to provide community benefits such as job training programs, apprenticeships, and scholarships, which can help create a more skilled and educated workforce, contributing to higher-quality products and a more robust local economy.
Union-Made Promotional Products for Your Organization
Bulk purchasing branded union-made and union-printed products is a win for all. Overall, supporting union manufacturing can help create a more stable, equitable, and prosperous economy, benefiting workers and their communities. Your organization’s purchase supports workers in the USA, and your members receive high-quality products.
We’re committed to using our purchasing power to support fair labor practices, high-quality products, social responsibility, and economic growth. That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of union-made promotional products that meet these criteria.
Whether you’re looking for custom apparel, branded accessories, or unique giveaways, we have various union-made options. Contact us today to learn more about how you can support fair labor practices and promote your mission with union-made promotional products.
If you want to shop around, a few of our favorite union-made products are: