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, August 25, 2012

Back To School 2012!

As millions of America's young people return to school, they are shopping for school supplies and clothing. In recent years, the majority of school-related products have been foreign made. This year, there has been some improvement, but we have a long way to go before we reach a reasonable balance between imported and domestic products.

During the last few weeks, I went out shopping and spoke with sales representatives. This year in addition to seeing more items made in America, I found that store personnel were more understanding and responsive to inquirers regarding items made in the U.S.A. As I hear reports from sale representatives that people are speaking up about the made in America issue, it is especially encouraging because it reflects a growing interest in the Buy American Made Campaign and concern for America's workers.

As you shop for school and fall season items, I urge you to alert store personnel of your concerns so they pass on the word to managers, owners and investors. If you don't like the responses you receive from your inquiries, walk out the door and shop elsewhere. No business these days wants to see customers walking away because their store has become an outlet for foreign products.

Recently during an American Workers Radio broadcast, we discussed the reestablishment of America's clothing industry. If we continue our efforts to support the Buy American Made Campaign and contact our elected officials and business leaders, we will see a broader selection of American made products in stores and see more Americans employed again.

Thanks for being part of the Buy American Made Campaign. I encourage you to discuss our efforts with your family, friends and neighbors and also ask them to spread the word. Together we are making a difference.

This is Michael Blichasz, and I invite you to visit or and on Wednesday's at 11 A.M. turn in to American Workers Radio on 860 AM Radio broadcasting in the Philadelphia area. You can listen live or ANYTIME on the Internet from: