You may have to shop a little harder; my experience, from the classroom, is that these products generally work better than non-union-made, and cheap import substitutes. Over the course of a year in class — or a year in a kid’s backpack — quality can save you a lot of money.
Having difficulty reading the board? Check out a similar list from Mike Hall at AFL-CIO Now:
International Paper Co.; Mead Lined Paper; Roaring Springs Wirebound Notebooks (including these sub-brands: Environotes, Imagine, Genesis, Enviroshades, Emoticon, Lifenotes and Maxim); Roaring Spring Environotes Index cards; and Roaring Spring Legal Pads (including these sub-brands: Boardroom, Enviroshades, WIDE, Enviropads and Envirogold).
Notebooks and Binders:
Acco/Mead; Day-Timer Organizers; Roaring Spring Pocket Folders; Roaring Spring Composition Books.
Sharp; Sheaffer; and Parker.
Student and Teacher Supplies:
Martin Weber Art Supplies; Roaring Spring Art Supplies; Scotch Tape; Master Lock; Kleenex and Puff Tissues; and Claus Scissors.
Shops Staffed by Union Employees:
Office Max; Safeway; Giant; Albertson’s; Supervalu; Ralph’s; and Vons.
Back to School Clothes:
All USA Clothing; Ben Davis; Hugo Boss; Oshkosh B’Gosh; Russell Athletic; Union Line; and Windjammer.
Jif peanut butter; Oroweat bread; Farmer John lunch meat; Mott’s apple sauce; Wheat Thins; Slim Jim; Minute Maid juice; and V8-Splash.
Go, students: Make America and your parents proud.