Monday, April 7, 2014

This is a BMWED letter but it applies to us all. "Right to Work" - better known as Right to Work for LESS - will not only hurt our Unions, but all Unions, and everyone in the working class. The only "people" that gain anything are the corporations and mega rich. Please click on the above link and read the important letter.
-BRS Local 20

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Find Union-made products with a free & easy app

Hey, smartphone users! Now it’s easier than ever to buy Union-made products, thanks to the new Buycott app, available on both the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android. The company explains:

“A buycott is the opposite of a boycott. Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles. When you use Buycott to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you've joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments.”

1.      Search for Buycott in the App Store or Google Play.
2.      Install/download/open.
3.      Register with email address.
4.      The scanner page will open. Click the “X” to bring you to the home page. Select the compass icon in the center. You should see a list of cause/campaign icons. Scroll down to “Labor”, and then select “Support Union Workers.” Slide the support level to “strong” and click “done”. You’re ready to scan!
5.      Some barcodes are more sensitive than others, but be patient for the scanner to focus and the information to load.



Scans will result in one of four options, depending on the product:

Example of a Union-made product (Chex cereal):


Example of an AFL-CIO national boycotted product (Camel cigarettes):


Example of a product that isn’t Union-made (M&Ms candy):



Example of a product that isn’t in the Buycott database (Dilettante espresso beans):

Hope this helps you in your Union-made shopping quests!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

We have a Local 20 Meeting on Saturday, April 12, 9am – 12pm

Comfort Inn & Suites, 6169 Reve Court, Hwy. 61 South, Ft. Madison, IA. (map)

Reservations may be made by calling 319-372-6800

Hope to see a good turnout. Remember it's your dues that make this work. Come and let your voice be heard. We have a lot of information that you might not know.
"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap
that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."

- Benjamin Harrison 23rd POTUS 1889-1893