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The Trade Union is a building which provides bonuses to production buildings within range, based on items being equipped into its three item slots.

How to use

When placing a Trade Union, a circle will be shown in a wide radius around the building, indicating which production buildings will be affected by the items placed within it. A Trade Union effect range cannot overlap that of another Trade Union, limiting item effects to a maximum of three per production building. Until items are placed into the item slots of a Trade Union, the building itself will have no effect.

Once placed, clicking on the Trade Union will bring up three empty item slots. Clicking on one of these item slots allows the player to select an item from those currently available in the Items tab of that island's warehouses. Once an item is socketed, it can be removed by right-clicking the item, which will place it back into the island's warehouse item storage. Certain items can be activated by left clicking them once socketed, and will provide their bonus for a specific duration (typically being destroyed after use).

After being built, selecting the Trade Union will highlight all buildings to which it is currently applying an item effect. When building production buildings within range of a Trade Union, the Trade Union will display a light outline to indicate it is within range to provide item effects.

Items which can be slotted into a Trade Union can have many different effects on production for affected buildings, including but not limited to:

  • Increased productivity
  • Changing the required goods required by a production building
  • Reducing the workforce required
  • Reducing maintenance costs
  • Providing bonus goods after every nth production cycle
  • Changing the type of workforce required by the building
  • Increasing or decreasing the number of required modules or farm fields for a building
  • Providing a certain type of fertility to farm buildings within radius, allowing goods to be produced on an island even if that island does not have the fertility [1]

Most items only apply to certain types of buildings, which are listed on the tooltip for the item.

Most item effects are additive; Having two items slotted that both apply a +25% production effect would provide +50% bonus to production buildings within range (meaning that those production buildings would run at 150% speed if no other modifiers were active, running 1.5 times as fast, producing 1.5 times as many items and requiring 1.5 times as many resources, compared to a similar building that is not within range of the Trade Union).

As other circle-radius public buildings, Trade Unions support clipping.

See also

List of items

The following items can be placed into a Trade Union building:

Common

Bag of Money

Bag of Money
Common

Free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -4%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +4
Baker

Baker
Common

A bread-winner.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bread Bakery
Effects
Replaced Input
Instead of Flour Flour, the building processes Grain Grain.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Bean Sifter

Bean Sifter
Common

Ensures a quality bean.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coffee Coffee Roaster
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +5
Boilermaker

Boilermaker
Common

Wears a boiler suit.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Steel beams Steelworks
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Burner

Burner
Common

Straw man.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Butcher

Butcher
Common

Chop-chop!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Sausages Slaughterhouse
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
Canner

Canner
Common

A canny type.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Canned food Cannery
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Carpenter

Carpenter
Common

Never lets good wood go to waste.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Carpentry Works
Chassis Coachmakers
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Wood veneers Marquetry Workshop
Timber Sawmill
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Wood Wood every 3rd cycle
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Cellarman

Cellar Man
Common

His friends are the barrels.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Champagne Champagne Cellar
Effects
Workforce Needed: -25%
Expedition Bonus
Chandler

Chandler
Common

Waxes lyrical.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Soap Soap Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Confectioner

Confectioner
Common

Has a sweet tooth.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Chocolate Chocolate Factory
Cocoa Cocoa Plantation
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Plantation
Sugar Sugar Refinery
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Cropper

Cropper
Common

Goes with the grain.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Grain Grain Farm
Red peppers Red Pepper Farm
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Digger

Digger
Common

She's a solid pick.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Clay Clay Pit
Cement Limestone Quarry
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
Driller

Driller
Common

Has the bit between his teeth.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Saltpeter Saltpetre Works
Quartz sand Sand Mine
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
Dynamite

Dynamite
Common

Boom!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines when activated
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
When activated
Productivity +100%
Chance of Explosions +50%
Duration:120:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +3
ExpeditionNavalPower Naval Power: +2
Glassblower

Glassblower
Common

Does it the old-fashioned way.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Hand-Blown Grenade

Hand-Blown Grenade
Common

Puts out fires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -40%
Duration:50:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +4
Handicrafter

Handicrafter
Common

A stitch in time...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Sewing machines Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Harvester

Harvester
Common

Swings his machete close to the ground.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Corn Corn Farm
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Plantation
Tobacco Tobacco Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +7%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Hat Maker

Hat Maker
Common

Part of the fabric.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Alpaca wool Alpaca Farm
Bowler hats Bombín Weaver
Cotton fabric Cotton Mill
Cotton Cotton Plantation
Felt Felt Producer
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Inflammable Concoction Inflammable Concoction
Common
DLC Required
The Anarchist
Working conditions will be volatile!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines when activated
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
When activated
Productivity +100%
Chance of Explosions +50%
Duration:120:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Jeweler

Jeweller
Common

Has a fair degree of patience.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Jewelry Jewellers
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Kitchen Help

Kitchen Help
Common

She's a cheerful potwash.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Beef Cattle Farm
Corn Corn Farm
Tortilla Tortilla Maker
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
Knitter

Knitter
Common

A textile worker.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Alpaca wool Alpaca Farm
Poncho Poncho Darner
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Lector

Lector
Common

Stories stop the rollers dozing off.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Cigars Cigar Factory
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Wood veneers Marquetry Workshop
Tobacco Tobacco Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Lineman

Lineman
Common

Hears singing in the wires.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Oil Power Plant Oil Power Plant
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -15%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Lumberjack

Lumberjack
Common

Prefers trees to people.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Lumberjacks' Huts
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Mason

Mason
Common

She has a special handshake.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Reinforced concrete Concrete Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Mechanic

Mechanic
Common

Checks your tyres for air.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
High wheeler Bicycle Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Miner

Miner
Common

Certified claustrophobia free.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mines and Quarries
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Cement Limestone Quarry
Zinc Zinc Mine
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Mixer

Mixer
Common

Keeps the pot stirred.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Goulash Artisanal Kitchen
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
Moonshiner

Moonshiner
Common

Works nights.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Beer Brewery
Grain Grain Farm
Hops Hop Farm
Malt Malthouse
Potato Potato Farm
Schnapps Distillery Schnapps Distillery
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +5
Moulder

Moulder
Common

Doesn't try to break the mould.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bricks Brick Factory
Clay Clay Pit
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Pastry Cook

Pastry Cook
Common

Absolutely bananas.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Fried plantains Fried Plantain Kitchen
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -60%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Picker

Picker
Common

Carries it all on her head.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Caoutchouc Caoutchouc Plantation
Cocoa Cocoa Plantation
Coffee beans Coffee Plantation
Cotton Cotton Plantation
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +7%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Ploughman

Ploughman
Common

Ploughs on through.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Hops Hop Farm
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Potato Potato Farm
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Poacher

Poacher
Common

Sly as a fox.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Furs Hunting Cabin
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionHunting Hunting: +15
Prospector

Prospector
Common

Desperate to find something.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Oil Wells
Oil Oil Refinery
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Rumrunner

Rum Runner
Common

Sells her rum to hospitals.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Rum Rum Distillery
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
Shepherd

Shepherd
Common

He absolutely loves sheep.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Animal Farms
Alpaca wool Alpaca Farm
Beef Cattle Farm
Pigs Pig Farm
Wool Sheep Farm
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionHunting Hunting: +10
Sparky

Sparky
Common

Likes wires and sockets.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Light bulb Light Bulb Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Spectacle-Maker

Spectacle-Maker
Common

Doesn't make a spectacle.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Glasses Spectacle Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Tanner

Tanner
Common

He'll tan your hide.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Fur Coats Fur Dealer
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Technician

Technician
Common

A cable guy.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Vintner

Vintner
Common

Her feet are purple.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Grapes Vineyard
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Watchmaker

Watchmaker
Common

Has a nervous tic.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pocket watch Clockmakers
Effects
Workforce Needed: -10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Weaver

Weaver
Common

A clothes moth.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Work clothes Framework Knitters
Wool Sheep Farm
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +5
Welder

Welder
Common

Half-blind from years of welding.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Advanced weapons Heavy Weapons Factory
Weapons Weapon Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Wheelwright

Wheelwright
Common

Like a cheesewright, but with wheels.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Effects
Workforce Needed: -15%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15

Uncommon

Agriculturalist

Agriculturalist
Uncommon

Her picking technique is unsurpassed.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Corn Corn Farm
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Plantation
Tobacco Tobacco Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +12%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Beryl's Fosterling

Beryl's Fosterling
Uncommon

After steering clear of an unwanted marriage, Beryl's fosterling joined your ranks. She seems to be surprisingly resourceful.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Chassis Coachmakers
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Wood veneers Marquetry Workshop
Timber Sawmill
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Available from Beryl O'Mara quest: Family Matters 5 — The Objection
Big Bag of Money

Big Bag of Money
Uncommon

Lots of free money!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Riots -6%
Duration:80:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +5
Big Box of Dynamite

Big Box of Dynamite
Uncommon

Boooooooom!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines when activated
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
When activated
Productivity +200%
Chance of Explosions +100%
Duration:120:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
ExpeditionNavalPower Naval Power: +4
Bow Saw

Bow Saw
Uncommon

A new standard in saws.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Lumberjacks' Huts
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Brickmaker

Brickmaker
Uncommon

No-one is as fired-up as he.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Brick Factories
Bricks Brick Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -100%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Calciner

Calciner
Uncommon

Smelts the candle at both ends.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Ironworks and Foundries
Brass Brass Smeltery
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Steel Furnace
Advanced weapons Heavy Weapons Factory
Steam motors Motor Assembly Line
Oil Oil Refinery
Steel beams Steelworks
Weapons Weapon Factory
Effects
Productivity: +40%
Attractiveness: -3
Chance of Fire: +50%
Cane Saplings

Cane Saplings
Uncommon

These saplings can help you grow a few fields of sugar cane in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Sugar cane Sugar Cane Fertility Provided
Caoutchouc Saplings

Caoutchouc Saplings
Uncommon

These saplings can help you grow a few caoutchouc groves in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Caoutchouc Caoutchouc Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Caoutchouc Caoutchouc Fertility Provided
Cementer

Cementer
Uncommon

Lays down extra-solid foundations.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Reinforced concrete Concrete Factory
Effects
Replaced Input
Instead of Cement Cement, the building processes Clay Clay.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Certificate of Inspection

Certificate of Inspection
Uncommon

Makes it look like your premises are all above board.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Chance of Fire: +20%
Champagne Taster

Champagne Taster
Uncommon

Accredited member of the sommelier's union.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Champagne Champagne Cellar
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
Chocolatier

Chocolatier
Uncommon

Always keeps his temper in check.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Chocolate Chocolate Factory
Effects
Substitute Workforce
Instead of its usual workforce, the building employs Jornalero Workforce.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Circular Saw

Circular Saw
Uncommon

Lend your carpenters a hand.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Carpentry Works
Chassis Coachmakers
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Wood veneers Marquetry Workshop
Timber Sawmill
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Chance of Fire: +30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Clockmaker

Clockmaker
Uncommon

Makes timely interventions.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pocket watch Clockmakers
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Coal Permit

Coal Permit
Uncommon

The world runs on money, not oxygen!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Ironworks and Foundries
Brass Brass Smeltery
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Steel Furnace
Advanced weapons Heavy Weapons Factory
Steam motors Motor Assembly Line
Oil Oil Refinery
Steel beams Steelworks
Weapons Weapon Factory
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Attractiveness: +20%
Cocoa Beans

Cocoa Beans
Uncommon

These beans can help you grow a few cocoa groves in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Cocoa Cocoa Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Cocoa Cocoa Fertility Provided
Coffee beans

Coffee Beans
Uncommon

These beans can help you grow a few coffee groves in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coffee beans Coffee Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Coffee Coffee Fertility Provided
Conveyor

Conveyor
Uncommon

Gets everything into line.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Effects
Productivity: +40%
Chance of Fire: +70%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Copper Distiller

Copper Distiller
Uncommon

Accelerates the brewing process.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Breweries
Beer Brewery
Champagne Champagne Cellar
Coffee Coffee Roaster
Malt Malthouse
Rum Rum Distillery
Schnapps Distillery Schnapps Distillery
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Chance of Fire: +40%
Corn Seeds

Corn Seeds
Uncommon

These seeds can help you sprout a few fields of corn in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Corn Corn Farm
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Corn Corn Fertility Provided
Cotton Seeds

Cotton Seeds
Uncommon

These cotton seeds can help you grow a few fields of cotton in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Cotton Cotton Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Cotton Cotton Fertility Provided
Delicatesseur

Delicatesseur
Uncommon

Knows all the best cuts.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pigs Pig Farm
Sausages Slaughterhouse
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +10
Distiller

Distiller
Uncommon

He's got a licence to distill.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Beer Brewery
Schnapps Distillery Schnapps Distillery
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +10
Dredger

Dredger
Uncommon

As minerals go, the flood gates are open!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Saltpeter Saltpetre Works
Quartz sand Sand Mine
Effects
Workforce Needed: -100%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
ExpeditionForce Force: +10
Dressmaker

Dressmaker
Uncommon

Quickly picks up the thread.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Fur Coats Fur Dealer
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Drill

Drill
Uncommon

A simple modern hand-drill.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Clay Clay Pit
Cement Limestone Quarry
Oil Oil Refinery
Saltpeter Saltpetre Works
Quartz sand Sand Mine
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Maintenance Cost: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Dynamo

Dynamo
Uncommon

A volatile source of electric power.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +100%
Chance of Explosions: +70%
Provides electricity
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +30
Feed Yard

Feed Yard
Uncommon

Cram animals into a small space.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Animal Farms
Alpaca wool Alpaca Farm
Beef Cattle Farm
Pigs Pig Farm
Wool Sheep Farm
Effects
Productivity: +70%
Maintenance Cost: +50%
Fire Safety Poster

Fire Safety Poster
Uncommon

Fewer fires, for little cost.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +5%
Chance of Fire: -30%
Forester

Forester
Uncommon

Knows the way through the woods.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Lumberjacks' Huts
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Effects
Attractiveness: +3
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Freight Elevator

Freight Elevator
Uncommon

Something to lift your miner's spirits.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Maintenance Cost: -15%
Chance of Explosions: +50%
Furrow Plough

Furrow Plough
Uncommon

An agricultural revolution!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Crop Farms
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Gelatier

Gelatier
Uncommon

Don't worry if she seems cold.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Fried plantains Fried Plantain Kitchen
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Glass Blower

Glass Blower
Uncommon

Now anyone can blow a perfect sphere.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Glass Glassmakers
Light bulb Light Bulb Factory
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Chance of Fire: +30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Glass Maker

Glass Maker
Uncommon

Absolutely transparent about his processes.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Replaced Input
Instead of Glass Glass, the building processes Quartz sand Quartz Sand.
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +25
Grain Seeds

Grain Seeds
Uncommon

These seeds can help you sprout a few fields of grain in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Grain Grain Farm
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Grain Grain Fertility Provided
Gramophonist

Gramophonist
Uncommon

He's your man when the record's stuck.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Grape Vine

Grape Vines
Uncommon

These vines can help you grow a few fields of grapes in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Grapes Vineyard
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Grape Fertility Grape Fertility Provided
Grower

Grower
Uncommon

Every seed should have room to grow.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Hops Hop Farm
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Potato Potato Farm
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -75%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Hall of Collective Property Hall of Collective Property
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
The people own what they produce! They should be free to join a great queue to collect their quota!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Productivity: -10%
Maintenance Cost: -15%
Hatter

Hatter
Uncommon

His hats always come with a chin strap.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bowler hats Bombín Weaver
Effects
Workforce Needed: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Herdsman

Herdsman
Uncommon

Knows the alpaca's secret password.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Animal Farms
Alpaca wool Alpaca Farm
Beef Cattle Farm
Pigs Pig Farm
Wool Sheep Farm
Effects
Workforce Needed: -40%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionHunting Hunting: +20
Hop Seeds

Hop Seeds
Uncommon

These seeds can help you sprout a few fields of hops in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Hops Hop Farm
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Hops Hops Fertility Provided
Industrial Thresher

Industrial Thresher
Uncommon

Sharpens up your resource gathering.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Furs Hunting Cabin
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Forest Density
Reduces the number of trees needed to reach optimal productivity by 10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Iron Founder

Iron Founder
Uncommon

Possesses the ardent heart of a stoker.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Steel Furnace
Iron Iron Mine
Steel beams Steelworks
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Iron Grillwork

Iron Grillwork
Uncommon

Reduces the risk of fire.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Chance of Fire: -30%
Iron Oven

Iron Oven
Uncommon

Hot plates.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Food Production
Goulash Artisanal Kitchen
Bread Bakery
Canned food Cannery
Chocolate Chocolate Factory
Fried plantains Fried Plantain Kitchen
Sausages Slaughterhouse
Sugar Sugar Refinery
Tortilla Tortilla Maker
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Chance of Fire: -10%
Joiner

Joiner
Uncommon

Join up they said... It'll be fun they said...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Chassis Coachmakers
Gramophone Gramophone Factory
Wood Lumberjack's Hut
Wood veneers Marquetry Workshop
Timber Sawmill
Windows Window Makers
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +25
Kilnkeeper

Kiln Keeper
Uncommon

Can't stop looking into the flames.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Effects
Attractiveness: -100%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Lapidary

Lapidary
Uncommon

Hard not to be dazzled by her workshop.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Jewelry Jewellers
Effects
Productivity: +10%
Maintenance Cost: -5%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Machinist

Machinist
Uncommon

Puts the pedal to the metal.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +25
Magnetist

Magnetist
Uncommon

He's always been drawn to the field.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Oil Power Plant Oil Power Plant
Effects
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Oil Oil every 5th cycle
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Magnifying Glasses

Magnifying Glasses
Uncommon

Lose sight of tiny cogs and sparklers no more.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pocket watch Clockmakers
Jewelry Jewellers
Glasses Spectacle Factory
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Mechanical Loom

Mechanical Loom
Uncommon

They can work it in their sleep!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Cloth Industries
Cotton fabric Cotton Mill
Work clothes Framework Knitters
Fur Coats Fur Dealer
Poncho Poncho Darner
Sails Sailmakers
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Mercury Thermometer

Mercury Thermometer
Uncommon

Measures temperature precisely.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Dynamite Dynamite Factory
Tallow Rendering Works
Soap Soap Factory
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Millstone

Millstone
Uncommon

Lifts the one from around your neck...
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Cigars Cigar Factory
Flour Flour Mill
Effects
Productivity: +25%
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Night Pollution By-Law
Uncommon

Makes the city air cleaner at night.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Ironworks and Foundries
Brass Brass Smeltery
Steam carriages Cab Assembly Line
Charcoal kiln Charcoal Kiln
Steel Furnace
Advanced weapons Heavy Weapons Factory
Steam motors Motor Assembly Line
Oil Oil Refinery
Steel beams Steelworks
Weapons Weapon Factory
Effects
Productivity: -10%
Attractiveness: -40%
Oily Sucker Oily Sucker
Uncommon
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
Ensures not a drop goes to waste.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects when activated
Oil Oil Refinery
When activated
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Oil Oil every cycle
Chance of Fire +50%
Duration:60:00
Destroyed after use
Old Factory Bell

Old Factory Bell
Uncommon

The old toll of toil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings
Effects
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Workforce Needed: -20%
Optician

Optician
Uncommon

Has an eye for eyes.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Glasses Spectacle Factory
Effects
Workforce Needed: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Ore Extractor Ore Extractor
Uncommon
DLC Required
Sunken Treasures
A sideline in copper and zinc.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines when activated
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
When activated
Extra Goods
Occasionally produces extra Copper Copper every 5th cycle
Occasionally produces extra Zinc Zinc every 5th cycle

Chance of Fire +50%
Duration:60:00
Destroyed after use
Pantry Maid

Pantry Maid
Uncommon

Lady of the larder.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Goulash Artisanal Kitchen
Canned food Cannery
Beef Cattle Farm
Iron Iron Mine
Red peppers Red Pepper Farm
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef
Uncommon

Believes in fifty-fifty, butter and flour.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Bread Bakery
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Phosphorus Dissipation Recipe Phosphorus Dissipation Recipe
Uncommon
DLC Required
The Anarchist
This could be a (very) sudden solution to all the problems of capitalism.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Mountain Mines when activated
Coal Mine Coal Mine
Copper Copper Mine
Gold Mine Gold Mine
Iron Iron Mine
Zinc Zinc Mine
When activated
Productivity +200%
Chance of Explosions +100%
Duration:120:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
Physicist

Physicist
Uncommon

Wants to put his graduate research to use.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Light bulb Light Bulb Factory
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Planer

Planer
Uncommon

A helping hand for cutting.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
High wheeler Bicycle Factory
Canned food Cannery
Sewing machines Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +30%
Maintenance Cost: +10%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
Plantain Saplings

Plantain Saplings
Uncommon

These saplings can help you grow a few plantain groves in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Plantain Fertility Plantain Fertility Provided
Potager

Potager
Uncommon

Here come the soup brigade!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Goulash Artisanal Kitchen
Effects
Workforce Needed: -40%
Expedition Bonus
Potato Sprouts

Potato Sprouts
Uncommon

These sprouts can help you grow a few fields of potatoes in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Potato Farms
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Potato Potato Farm
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Potato Potato Fertility Provided
Quarryman

Quarryman
Uncommon

Skiffles merrily along with the stones.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Clay Clay Pit
Cement Limestone Quarry
Effects
Workforce Needed: -100%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +10
ExpeditionForce Force: +10
Red Pepper Seeds

Red Pepper Seeds
Uncommon

These seeds can help you grow a few fields of peppers in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Red peppers Red Pepper Farm
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Red Pepper Fertility Red Pepper Fertility Provided
Refiner

Refiner
Uncommon

She's an especially slick operator.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects Oil Wells
Oil Oil Refinery
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Repairman

Repairman
Uncommon

Keeps everyone in the loop.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Sewing machines Sewing Machine Factory
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +25
Roaster

Roaster
Uncommon

A lover of no-fuss black coffee.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Coffee Coffee Roaster
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionDiplomacy Diplomacy: +10
Rum Blender

Rum Blender
Uncommon

Rum doesn't always have to taste rough.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Rum Rum Distillery
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -10%
Expedition Bonus
Seamstress

Seamstress
Uncommon

Her adjustments are seamless.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Poncho Poncho Darner
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -100%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Slurry Tank

Slurry Tank
Uncommon

Keeps the stench to a minimum.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pigs Pig Farm
Tallow Rendering Works
Sausages Slaughterhouse
Soap Soap Factory
Effects
Attractiveness: -25%
Maintenance Cost: +30%
Soapmaker

Soap Maker
Uncommon

Doesn't let soap become a drama.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Pigs Pig Farm
Tallow Rendering Works
Soap Soap Factory
Effects
Productivity: +20%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Suspended Frosted Glass Grenade

Suspended Frosted Glass Grenade
Uncommon

Puts out fires well.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects All Production Buildings when activated
When activated
Chance of Fire -60%
Duration:80:00
Destroyed after use
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionForce Force: +5
Tailor

Tailor
Uncommon

Ensures they're tightly-knit.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Work clothes Framework Knitters
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +15
Tobacco Blender

Tobacco Blender
Uncommon

A faint parfum of dry leaves follows him.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Cigars Cigar Factory
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -30%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Tobacco Seeds

Tobacco Seeds
Uncommon

These seeds can help you grow a few fields of tobacco in alien soil.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Tobacco Tobacco Plantation
Effects
Productivity: -15%
Tobacco Tobacco Fertility Provided
Tortillera

Tortillera
Uncommon

Has the technique all wrapped up.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Tortilla Tortilla Maker
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -40%
Expedition Bonus
Trap

Trap
Uncommon

Might catch the odd furry critter with this.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Furs Hunting Cabin
Effects
Productivity: +25%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionHunting Hunting: +20
Trapper

Trapper
Uncommon

Watch your step if you travel in tow!
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Furs Hunting Cabin
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -40%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionHunting Hunting: +25
Tree Surgeon

Tree Surgeon
Uncommon

His calves are like the trunks of his trees.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Caoutchouc Caoutchouc Plantation
Cocoa Cocoa Plantation
Coffee beans Coffee Plantation
Cotton Cotton Plantation
Plantains Plantain Plantation
Effects
Productivity: +12%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20
Vegetable Grower

Vegetable Grower
Uncommon

Grows peppers a glossier red.
Trade Union Equipped in Trade Union

Affects
Grain Grain Farm
Red peppers Red Pepper Farm
Effects
Maintenance Cost: -50%
Expedition Bonus
ExpeditionCrafting Crafting: +20