1. What does a real union bug contain?
A genuine label typically has a number identifying the exact union printing plant where the work was produced. It also usually has the full union name in it or a graphic representation of the union.
2. Where is a union bug printed?
You can print a bug anywhere close to your design. Generally we place it underneath, either centered or off to the right side. It needs to be close to your artwork so it can be included on the same screen- a union bug printed randomly on the sleeve would be an extra location and charge.
3. How much more does a union bug cost?
Union bugs are free! If someone tries to charge you more to put a union bug on an item, you would be wise to question whether they get what a union bug is all about. Any union printer should know immediately what you mean if you ask for the union bug to be included.
4. What significance does a union bug have to people who see it?
If you know what a union bug is, then when you spot one you know the people who bought it cared about labor rights. (After reading this, you’ll be rewarded with this knowledge every time you see union bugs from now on). It means the people who made your stuff had fair wages and good working conditions. What could be more valuable?
5. What does a union bug mean to union workers?
When you include a union bug in your design, it shows solidarity not just to labor union members everywhere- it also shows you care especially for the people printing your shirts. They see your organization’s name next to their local’s identity, and they know you support their right to organize.