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Expensive clothing store Unionmade sells clothes that aren't actually union-made, and the AFL-CIO is asking it to cease and desist.
The letter from the AFL-CIO calls out the San Francisco-based clothing company for "misleading" its customers with its name and also for potentially violating the AFL-CIO's trademark handshake logo.

"The AFL-CIO finds your use of the UNIONMADE mark highly misleading as the dictionary definition and understanding amongst the public is that 'union-made' means 'produced by workers belonging to a labor union,'" the letter reads.

The letter, which was dated Nov. 29 and sent by the AFL-CIO's outside legal counsel, urges Unionmade company officials to "see Dictionary.com" for more details.

A fair day's wage
  • The fight at Station Casinos continues:
    Workers at casino-hotels owned by Station Casinos LLC and operated by Fertitta Entertainment LLC continue to pressure the company to let them organize freely, after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on October 2 unanimously and completely rejected the company’s appeal from the findings of an administrative law judge that it committed 87 unfair labor practices in its anti-union campaign.

    Station Casinos, the worst labor lawbreaker in the history of the Nevada gaming industry, is privately owned by Deutsche Bank of Frankfurt and Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta of Las Vegas, among others.

  • Will the Supreme Court make it easier for employers to avoid class action suits over wage theft and other illegal pay practices?
  • American Airlines passenger service agents are getting their union vote.

War on Education

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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