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Union-Made St. Patrick’s Day Shopping List

Union-Made St. Patrick's DayMarch 17th is the day every year where we all become Irish and celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who drove away those slithery green reptiles (and, no, we don’t mean congressional Republicans). Make sure your celebration this week includes these high-quality, union-made products (full list brought to you by Union Plus):

Make sure your traditional corned beef meal includes union-made products from Saag’s, Thumann’s or Winter’s Premium Deli. If you need to make your food and beverages green, try union-made food coloring from Durkee.

You can propose a St. Patrick’s Day toast with these fine whiskies—including some tasty single barrels—from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) represented distilleries. And here are just some of the union-made beers brought to you by the UFCW, Machinists (IAM), UAW and Teamsters (IBT). For more ideas, visit Union 411 and Union Plus.

    • Basil Hayden’s
    • Blanton’s
    • Elijah Craig
    • Henry McKenna
    • Jim Beam
    • Knob Creek
    • Old Crow
    • Old Grand-Dad
    • Budweiser
    • Budweiser American Ale
    • Bud Light
    • Hamm’s
    • Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve and Blue Board Pale Ale
    • Leinenkugel’s
    • Michelob
    • Miller Genuine Draft
    • Miller High Life
    • Miller Lite
    • Moosehead
    • Rolling Rock
    • Shock Top
    • Steelhead

Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Mother's DayAFL-CIO | Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 10), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.

If you want to go the traditional route with some top-of-the-line chocolates, take a look at these from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

CHOCOLATES: See’s Candies; Godiva; Ghirardelli; Almond Roca; Russell Stover.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Avon; Caress skin care; Dove beauty care; Lander personal care; Revlon.

If you typically send flowers, Union Plus members receive a 25% discount at Teleflora.

If your mom enjoys an occasional libation—particularly on her special day—click here for a list of beverages, from small batch bourbons like Basil Hayden’s, Blanton’s and Booker’s; beers, from Bud to Goose Island; and wines and champagne, from fruity screw tops to fine vintages. Mother’s Day cocktail hour is brought to you by the Machinists (IAM), Operating Engineers (IUOE), Teamsters (IBT), United Farm Workers (UFW), UAW and UFCW.

Union-Made Father’s Day Shopping Ideas

Father's DayAFL-CIO | Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father’s Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father’s Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

Don’t forget to text MADE to 235246 for more union-made-in-America product lists.

  • Hugo Boss (UNITE HERE)
  • Jim Beam® (United Food and Commercial Workers [UFCW])
  • Joseph Abboud clothing (UNITE HERE)
  • Klein Tools (Boilermakers [IBB])
  • Knob Creek® whiskey (UFCW)
  • Louisville Slugger (UAW)
  • Naturalizer shoes (UFCW)
  • Old Spice (UFCW)
  • Pierre Cardin cologne (UFCW)
  • Red Wing Shoes (UFCW)
  • Spalding basketball (Machinists [IAM])
  • Stella Artois beer (IAM)
  • Timex watches (IAM)
  • The Union Boot Pro (UFCW)

If you’re thinking of splurging, spring for some game-day tickets so you can watch your favorite baseball players, who are members of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and make sure dear old dad gets a heaping cup of Budweiser beer, made by the Teamsters and IAM.

Union-Made Fourth

Many of us will celebrate Independence Day with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union label backyard barbecue checklist, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the LA Labor 411’s website, Union Plus and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

Picnic Supplies
Weber Q series grill, coolers by Igloo and Rubbermaid, red Solo cups and don’t forget the sunscreen by Coppertone and Bain de Soleil.

Sodas and Bottled Water
Coke, Diet Sprite, Pepsi, Sprite, American Springs, Pocono Northern Fall’s, Poland Spring. See more.

Budweiser, Bud Light, Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, Lionshead, Mad River, Michelob, MillerCoors, Rolling Rock. See more

French’s Mustard, Guldens Mustard, Heinz Ketchup, Hidden Valley Ranch, Lucky Whip, Vlasic. See more.

Hot Dogs, Sausages and Other Grill Meats
Ball Park, Boar’s Head, Dearborn Sausage Co., Fischer Meats, Hebrew National, Hofmann, Johnsonville, Oscar Mayer. See more.

Buns and Bread
Ottenbergs, Sara Lee, Vie de France Bakery. See more.

Snacks and Dessert
Breyers Ice Cream, Flips Pretzels, Frito-Lay Chips, Good Humor Ice Cream. See more .

Union-Made Grocery List

union-made-food-thbDo you like supporting companies that produce products that are Union Made in the United States? That is a silly question of course you do! Since 2002 Ethix Merch has been committed to helping people like you make ethical purchasing decisions.

In order to continue on our mission we created this handy little guide to help you at the grocery store. The Union Made Grocery List is filled with a variety of “grocery” products that are made by fellow union members including: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Machinists (IAM), United Farm Workers (UFW) and Teamsters (IBT).

Download the pdf document pictured above and you will find union made options for some of your favorite beverages, snacks and other foods that you probably already buy on a regular basis.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Soups

    • Campbells
    • College Inn
    • Healthy Choice Soups
    • MC Soups
    • Snider Soups

  • Canned Goods

    • Chef Boyardee
    • Del Monte
    • Dinty Moore
    • Green Giant
    • Hanover
    • Hormel
    • Libby’s

  • Pet

    • Fresh Step
    • Friskies
    • Litter Green
    • Sanderson Farms
    • Science Diet
    • Skippy
    • Wayne Farms

Online ‘Buy American’ store opens

Source: Teamster Nation
If we can make it here, we should buy it here.

That’s the philosophy of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), which opened its online Buy American store yesterday. Now, with the click of a mouse, you can buy Made-in-America products from clothing and chairs to pistols and beef.

The CPA is a coalition of American workers, farmers, manufacturers and ranchers. The news release they issued yesterday shows they’re something different.

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