It's Made in America week, and we'll be spotlighting a different product area every day so that working families can show their solidarity for their sisters and brothers. Today, we take a look at vacations.
Union Plus has a lot of tips on how to make sure your vacation supports working families. Check out the Union Plus Travel Center: the travel and entertainment section offers exclusive discounts for union members. The website also features hotels, airlines and rail service available in the region you'll be visiting. If you're taking a road trip to see the United States, make sure it's in a union-made car from the list made by the UAW.
When you are looking for a hotel room to rest in during your vacation, UNITE HERE's FairHotel program is your key to finding lodging where working people have the opportunity to make better lives for themselves through their jobs. Their searchable website makes it easier than ever to find a good place to rest your head knowing you did the right thing.
If you are headed to a major theme park, many are staffed by union members, including the 36,000 members of 18 unions at the Disney's two theme parks in Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida. On top of that, several parks offer discounts through Union Plus. Actors' Equity (AEA) also represents cast members working in many smaller theme parks.
AFSCME represents thousands of municipal workers at city and state parks and zoos. U.S. Interior Department workers who staff federal parks and monuments are also union-represented—by the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), an affiliate of the Machinists (IAM). AFGE represents many employees who build exhibits, conduct research and maintain the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Thousands of employees working in Major League Baseball stadiums are represented by several unions—including AFSCME, UNITE HERE and SEIU.
If you’re going to specific places, Labor 411 offers a directory of union hotels, entertainment venues and other union-represented businesses in several cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.