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Support workers: shop union-made this school year

Support workers: shop union-made this school year

Families are heading to retail stores with school supply lists in hand, ready to fill backpacks with pencils, notebooks, paper, and other necessities for the 2019-2020 year ahead.

The average family with children in elementary school through high school plans to spend approximately $696.70 this year, up from $684.79 last year and breaking the previous record of $688.62 set in 2012, according to the National Retail Federation. Families with college students expect to spend an average of $976.78, up from $942.17 last year and breaking the 2017 record of $969.88.

Those totals include clothing, electronics, shoes, and general supplies.

Your purchases can go much farther than just preparing your student for school — buying union-made products also supports fairness in the workplace and giving workers a voice in their place of employment.

You can do your part to stand behind union workers by purchasing the following union-made products this school year:

Paper Products

  • International Paper Co.
  • Mead® Lined Paper
  • Roaring Spring Environotes Index cards, notebooks, and binders
  • Acco/Mead® Day-Timer Organizers
  • Roaring Spring Pocket Folders
  • Roaring Spring Composition Books
  • Roaring Spring Wirebound Notebooks
  • Roaring Spring Legal Pads

Student and Teacher Supplies

  • Master Lock
  • Kleenex® Tissues
  • Puffs® Tissues
  • Martin Weber Art Supplies
  • Roaring Spring Art Supplies

Lunch Box

  • V8-Splash®
  • Slim Jim®
  • Nabisco Wheat Thins
  • Farmer John® lunch meat
  • Oroweat® bread
  • Jif peanut butter
  • Smucker’s® jams and jellies
  • Minute Maid® juice
  • Mott’s® apple sauce