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Official Twitter page for the AFL-CIO, America's Union Movement. Read our blog for daily updates on news important to working families at http://blog.aflcio.org http://www.aflcio.org

Hundreds of Olympians from the United States will be competing in the Summer Olympics in London at the end of this month. These athletes represent values that make America great: hard work, determination, pride in our country and the things we can accomplish as a nation.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Olympic Committee seems to have forgotten some of those values. Instead of making sure the uniforms Olympians will be wearing during the Opening Ceremony were made here in America, the U.S. Olympic Committee decided to outfit them in Ralph Lauren uniforms made in China at a whopping cost of $1945 for men and $1473 for women uniforms—more than they may have cost if produced in the United States.

More than 2.8 million jobs have been shipped to China since 2001. We have lost 6 million manufacturing jobs in the last decade. The failed policies that have encouraged companies like Ralph Lauren to create jobs overseas, not in America, have hurt working families and our communities.

Tell the U.S. Olympic Committee to do the right thing and have new uniforms manufactured in America that are union made for U.S. Olympians.

USOlympic has not responded for about 2 years.
Official Twitter page of the U.S. Olympic Committee. http://teamusa.org
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for Twitter activism
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stroke of genius.
Twitter comes of age
as an advocacy tool.
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