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[29 Jul 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,185 views]
Spreading the word — American Made Matters

Remember those “look for the Union label” commercials back in the 1970s and early 1980s?
The group responsible for those ads was the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) as an attempt to bring attention to a phenomenon that was a clear threat to the loss of jobs in that industry — cheap labor available in the third world. So, let’s see if this sounds familiar to anyone — companies were talking about expensive labor, protecting their bottom lines, cutting costs in orders to compete, etc. We all know what happened …