The BlueGreen Alliance is at Netroots Nation this year asking people to sign on to our campaign for good jobs in the 21st century. And we are giving out OSRAM Sylvania Super Savers, made in the U.S.A, made by union members, and demonstrating the good jobs in the industries of the 21st century.
Made in the U.S.A by union workers, the OSRAM Halogen Super Savers are a prime example of what it means to transition to a cleaner, more efficient 21st century economy. When the U.S. enacted energy legislation in 2007 that initiated the phase out of incandescent light bulbs, OSARAM Sylvania went to work developing a new, more efficient, more sustainable bulb that bridges the gap between the old incandescent bulbs and newer, more efficient CFLs.
With Halogen Super Savers, consumers can buy an American made light bulb that provides energy savings of 30 percent, meeting guidelines set forth in the 2007 law, at a reasonable price. These bulbs are free of mercury, are “instant on” and dimmable with high light quality, and come in smaller, sustainable sizes in a familiar shape.
What’s more is that the bulbs, which are entirely made in the U.S.A, are made by union members who benefited from the companies ingenuity and commitment to keeping good manufacturing jobs here in America.
About 150 United Steelworkers (USW) produce the bulb envelope in the Wellsboro, Pennsylvania plant, while the workers at the St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania plant assemble the bulbs and are members of the IUE-CWA, the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
We know that the jobs of tomorrow will be created in the industries that make our economy more sustainable and more efficient, and many people already work in jobs and industries that are paving a path forward to maintain the jobs of today and to create the jobs of the future. Whether producing energy-efficient light bulbs in Pennsylvania or cleaning buildings with greener, cleaner products, we are making our economy stronger, more competitive and ready to lead the 21st century global economy.