Doug Cunningham from Workers Independent News brings us this report about how USW members are being green, helping Sylvania sell lightbulbs - and keeping USW brothers and sisters working. You can hear the audio report directly by clicking here or clicking here and listening to the June 3 broadcast.
The next time you're shopping for environmentally friendly light bulbs the United Steelworkers would like you to take a look at Sylvania Super Saver halogen bulbs. Union workers make them in the USA at a Pennsylvania plant. They're available at Lowe's, Menard's, online through Sylvania and at many BJ Wholesale Club stores in the Midwest. The USW's Barry Mortimer says these bulbs very important to the USW and are a mercury-free alternative to compact fleuorescent bulbs made in China.
[Mortimer]: "The compact fleuorescent is almost strictly made in China and if someone doesn't develop something within the United States, the whole country could end up totally dependent on a foreign country for their lamps. So yeah, this is very important to us."