FAQ

How long will it take to receive my order?
To eliminate waste and reduce overheads, each item (other than books) is printed individually and personally for you. Each product takes 1-7 business days to create, then the item will be shipped. Books are generally shipped within one working day. The different postage options include their different shipping speeds. Generally for merch the cheapest economy shipping in the US is 3-5 business days, and the rest of the world 5-10 business days. For books, shipping should take roughly the following times: US – 7-10 days, UK – 2 days, rest of the world: 4-7 days. See below for holiday shipping deadlines.

When do I need to order to get items before Christmas?
To keep shipping costs at a minimum, unfortunately we cannot guarantee any specific delivery deadlines. However if you place your order by the below deadlines you should receive your items before Christmas:

Calendars
USA – standard shipping – 18 December
USA – express shipping – 19 December
USA – overnight shipping – 21 December
International – standard shipping – 9 December
International – express shipping – 16 December

Books
USA – 13 December
UK – 16 December (NB there may be a strike by postal workers around this time which will disrupt deliveries)
International – 10 December

Clothing, posters and mugs
USA – standard shipping – 13 December
USA – express shipping – 14 December
USA – overnight shipping – 16 December
International – standard shipping – 4 December
International – express shipping – 15 December

Buttons, Christmas ornaments and bandannas
USA – standard shipping – 5 December
USA – expedited shipping – 13 December
USA – overnight shipping – 16 December
International – 29 November

Do you accept orders placed outside of the US?
We sure do! We ship globally.

International shipments may incur customs fees. For each country the customs policy is different, and the fee is usually based on a variety of factors like weight, value, and size. We are not responsible for customs fees.

What is this store's return and exchange policy?
If your purchase is faulty please let us know, and if you return it to us within 30 days for a full refund. Regrettably we cannot accept returns of items which have been worn, altered or damaged by the customer and we cannot offer size exchanges unless the size you have received is incorrect.

Are these goods ethical?
Firstly, we feel we should say that we do not believe that ethical consumption in a capitalist society is possible. This is for many reasons, but they include that even union workers are exploited, and even union-made products can contain raw materials and components made with non-union labour. That said, we try to be as ethical as we can within our constraints.
So all books are printed, published and distributed by union worker cooperatives in the US and EU. All posters/stickers/buttons are made in the US. All other merch is printed or embroidered in the US or EU. The vast majority of our other merch is manufactured in the US (clothing manufactured in the US is specified in the item descriptions). For some items which we have been unable as yet to source in the US, we do this with agreement with radical workers in the manufacturing regions and we split the proceeds with them. We do actively seek out more ethical sources when we can.

What do you do with the money?
After production costs all proceeds go to support activist projects. For most items all proceeds go to support the work of the Working Class History project, researching and promoting radical history. For some of our products we split the proceeds between WCH and other projects we support, like worker organising in Asia and LGBTQ activism. These are specified in the item description. Find out more about WCH and what we do here on our website: workingclasshistory.com