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Just ordered my entire 2010 Christmas gifts to all my friends and family.

I had the pleasure of ordering 100% Union Made in America products this year.

I feel great about the items I ordered and, in addition,  there is an indescribable feeling of good that I received when knowing that the purchases I made went directly to the improvement of the American workers who took part in producing them.

Here are the companies that I used;

http://www.unionlabel.com/... - Max Anderson

http://www.allamericanclothing.com/...

http://www.windjammerinc.com/...

http://www.usacoffeecompany.com/ -  Ted Massinello

http://www.toysofusa.com/

http://www.wigwam.com/

http://www.leathercoatsetc.com/...

http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/...

Buy Union Week is Nov. 26 – Dec. 5 2010 http://blog.aflcio.org/...

Organized Labor solves the two major hurdles that face mankind today:

First - Traditional religions have become meaningless. The concepts and contracts of Organized Labor fill the emotional hole in the house where our collective soul used to be.

Secondly - Organized Labor creates an economic shelf where participating parties refuse to step below. This simple agreement eliminates the world wide economic race to the bottom that produces  lower wages for labor, disrespect for the science of material/objects and a momentarily misplaced emphasis upon profit for capital. None of these results are good for any of the three components of the Organized Labor contract. These results are devastating to each community and every nation as a whole.

Organized Labor agreements spell out humanistic business relationships that recognize and address the best interest of the holy trinity of Organized Labor; capital, labor, and material/objects.

Free, independent, legally recognized Organized Labor Agreements are successfully negotiated thousands of times world wide to the benefit of all three parties and to their immediate community. Organized Labor supports and compliments government, especially liberal democracies. Organized Labor assists all governments and cultures in promoting a rich, stable society that is able to support higher education, the arts and moral purpose in freedom of religious beliefs. Organized Labor Agreements are extremely responsive to economic changes and represent one of the purest forms of liberal democracy and humanistic approach to problem solving as they enrich all individuals, their community, and individual liberty in a continually rising level of world wide economic and humanistic evolution.

Organized Labor; the world's first meta-religion. When will you open your heart?

Against all odds there is a spirit located inside of each man and woman that cannot be destroyed or ultimately dominated. When do you begin your path upon The Way?

Originally posted to Bill Wiltrack on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 04:38 PM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    I believe in the inherent good of Organized Labor.

    by Bill Wiltrack on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 04:38:30 PM PST

  •  Great. (4+ / 0-)

    I'm big on minimalist holidays (not buying gifts, and having those who'd give me things instead give money to charity in my name).

    If you're going to buy gifts, however, this seems like the way to go.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 04:52:44 PM PST

  •  Christmas (3+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, ms badger, cai

    I had the pleasure of ordering 100% Union Made in America products this year.

    If everyone (in America) bought American made things for Christmas, a lot of workers here in America would have better holidays, whatever they celebrate.

    Where are all the jobs, Boenher?

    by Dirtandiron on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 05:36:53 PM PST

  •  I will rec any diary that promotes (3+ / 0-)
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    ExStr8, Dirtandiron, cai

    humanism.

    "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

    by shrike on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 05:58:20 PM PST

  •  Unions are the Third Way (2+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, cai
    A small-L libertarian acquaintance of mine once surprised me by saying he was a supporter of strong unions. His arguments were that a Union was based on a contract between parties (libertarians love those contracts). Unions are the ones, he said, who should be setting and enforcing workplace standards, job safety, minimum wages, etc - not the government. His point was that with strong unions, you don't need such a strong government.

    It seems to me this is a good way to promote unionism to more conservative types (or would be, if they we're so crazy these days.)

    "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one-half so bad as a lot of ignorance." -- Terry Pratchett

    by Joe Max on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 09:56:48 PM PST

  •  We will have next to no Christmas (1+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron

    this year. Instead of gifts for each other, except our sons who are 22 and 27) we are giving a gift certificate to second harvest or a local food bank, but it won't be much either. BCBS is getting $4400 this year in continuation coverage for our  youngest son over the course of 8 months. January can't get here fast enough.

    Update Ca Schools Diabetes Lawsuit to be heard in Ca Supreme Court(unanimous decision) http://tiny.cc/zknbl

    by foggycity on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 11:13:27 PM PST

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