Why Purchase Union-made?
Unions are an essential part of Canada’s backbone. They provide employees with better job security, more benefits and safer working conditions. Labour organizations reported, at end of 2015, that 4.83 million Canadians were paying dues to unions – 1/7 of Canada’s population!
At Union Marketing, our employees are unionized, meaning that everything we produce is proudly Union-made. When you purchase Union-made products and services, you are helping to reinforce the importance of unionized work environments and the benefits they provide to employees and the economy as a whole.
Here’s why purchasing Union-Made is right for you:
PURCHASING UNION-MADE IS ETHICAL
When you buy union-made, you can rest assured that you’re not supporting low-wage/sweatshop work. Most union-made products are developed in Canada by fully unionized staff. Purchasing from unionized providers in your area can help to build your local economy. On top of this, buying union-made is better for the environment due to less packaging and a shorter transport time to reach the buyer.
PURCHASING UNION-MADE HELPS BUILD THE LABOUR MOVEMENT
If unions did not exist, workers could be exploited with no consequence. Unions are in place to ensure workers have a voice in the workplace. By supporting union-made, you’re supporting the collective voice of workers and their right to a fair and safe work environment.
UNION-MADE IS BETTER MADE
Union-made products tend to be of higher quality overall. Workplace conditions and pay is typically much better in a unionized environment. Those who work under better conditions and with adequate pay tend to put more care into their work, ensuring a better final-product.