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Union-made school supply checklist from Labor 411

Posted on August 7, 2014
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Back to school

Paper? Check.

Notebooks? Check.

Union-made? Check.

Union families deserve union-quality back-to-school supplies for their kids. As you are preparing your back-to-school check list, don't forget to support your union brothers and sisters by purchasing union-made products.


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Big thanks to Labor 411 for putting this list together!


Paper Products:

  • International Paper Co.
  • Mead Lined Paper
  • Roaring Spring Environotes Index cards
  • OfficeMax and Office Depot


Notebooks and Binders:

  • Acco/Mead; Day-Timer Organizers
  • Roaring Spring Pocket Folders
  • Roaring Spring Composition Books
  • Roaring Springs Wirebound Notebooks, including Environotes, Imagine, Genesis, Enviroshades, Emoticon, Lifenotes and Maxim
  • Roaring Spring Legal Pads, including Boardroom, Enviroshades, WIDE, Enviropads and Envirogold



  • Filson Bags



  • Parker Pen Company
  • BIC Pens
  • Student and Teacher Supplies:
  • Scotch Tape
  • American Tape Co.
  • Master Lock
  • Kleenex Tissues
  • Puffs Tissues
  • Martin Weber Art Supplies
  • Roaring Spring Art Supplies
  • Clauss Scissors



  • Aunt Jemima
  • Jif Peanut Butter
  • Smucker's Jams & Jellies
  • Minute Maid Juice
  • Mott's apple sauce



  • V8-Splash.
  • Slim Jim
  • Nabisco Wheat Thins
  • Farmer John lunch meat
  • Oroweat bread


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  • Union Plus' $500 Student Debt Eraser will help eligible union members who are Union Plus program participants and have at least $10,000 in outstanding student loan debt.
  • All of the education savings information can be found at


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Member Comments

On 08/30/14 anonymous said:

Thank you for this information. It would be so very helpful to know where to purchase these products, in union-friendly stores. We know that Wal-Mart, Target, and now Staples are not union-friendly - where can we shop for our back-to-school supplies?

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