From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Holiday Sales Were Good This Year!

From everything you hear in the media, holiday sales were good this year. As you made your purchases, you helped American workers, from stockers, to cashiers and managers. However, large numbers of items manufactured in the U.S.A. were not well represented because imported products still dominate our stores. The good news is that American made products were moving off store shelves because more people supported efforts like the Buy American Made Campaign and went out of their way to shop for American made FIRST.

It is without doubt that 2011 has been a very challenging year for Americans, especially the unemployed. Now that more people are supporting the Buy American Made Campaign and considering how they can support American workers and businesses manufacturing in the U.S.A., I urge you to bring up the positive efforts of the Buy American Made Campaign during your holiday get-togethers and urge others to join the cause. Invite them to visit: where they can view many links bringing attention to positive efforts to change America's economy so that skilled workers can return to work and more workers can learn the skills needed to help restore America's industries.

As you look at the gifts you receive, look at the tags and see who benefited the most form those items. If they were made in the U.S.A., more Americans were employed. If they were made abroad, Americans were mainly employed as stockers, sales clerks and cashiers. When you get your credit card statement, consider your future efforts to support American made FIRST.

We will be discussing more of your ideas on As you speak with others during the holidays, invite them to visit and place their name on our email list.

Thanks for spreading the word because American workers need us to change America's economy and increase employment opportunities for everyone who is looking for a job.

This is Michael Blichasz. I welcome your comments and suggestions. My email link is located on the front page of