Labor Day Isn’t Just Another Day Off…

A blast from the past, courtesy of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union:

Though outside of American Apparel, clothing made in the U.S.A, or by anyone paid over a dollar an hour, ain’t all that easy to find these days…

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Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. I actually have a blouse that still has a union label in it. Still fits, still in one piece. That’s hard work after 30 years. The American work ethic, right?
    And I do know all the words to that song still, verbatim.

  2. Funny or “isn’t it ironic and mornic”, thing about it, is that in 1977 I was actually working in a type of sweatshop. Owner was paying me 50 cents below minimum wage and I accepted it because she didn’t take out taxes or social security. I’m guessing i was a domestic type contract employee on the books. Anyway, I needed the cash real bad to get into fashion design/home ec classes… in Iowa, yea, that high style, campaign state.