From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, April 26, 2014


Helping One Another Pays Off

Supporters of the Buy American Made Campaign and American Workers Radio have demonstrated that "Helping One Another Pays Off." Through our grassroots efforts we united tens-of-millions of Americans and demonstrated that positive change happens for American workers as consumers direct more of their spending power on items made and assembled in the United States of America.

For a long time we saw foreign merchandisers expanding their product lines in stores throughout the U.S.A. Today, foreign made items overwhelm the American market, and I suggest America's merchandisers work hard to expand their sales force and get more American made items in circulation in local, regional and national stores.

During the last year, business owners have been telling me that American made items are moving off of store shelves at a good pace, but need more American made items available to sell. They tell me customers are asking for American made EVERYTHING and that is great to hear. The bottom line is EVERY business wants to feature the products their customers are requesting and buying so they can remain in business and make a profit. Business owners don't care if a product is American made or foreign made, they are looking to make sales so they can stay in business. So take a few extra minutes to look at labels and seek out items made or assembled by American workers.

If you can't find what you're looking for in one store, shop around because there are more American made items available from suppliers than are presently being offered at most of our local and regional stores.

For the past year we have been promoting National Small Business Weekend, the FIRST Friday, Saturday and Sunday of EVERY month. This is another opportunity to let your local business know you support them because they add to the well-being of your local community. It is also an opportunity to encourage them to sell products made and assembled by American workers. Spread the word and invite others to visit: NationalSmallBusinessWeekend.com.

This is Michael Blichasz. Tune in to American Workers Radio every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon broadcasting 860 AM Radio. You can listen live or to rebroadcasts anytime from the links located on the front page of AmericanWorkersRadio.com.