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Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

As you prepare to head to the grocery store to pick up your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, double check your shopping list to make sure your Turkey Day fixin's are all union made in America. Check out some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411. Here are some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and tools from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

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Union-Made Halloween Candy Shopping List

Buy union-made Halloween candy.

If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made, made in America. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's resource site, Labor 411, has an extensive list of union-made candies. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW):

1. Baby Ruth

2. Butterfinger

3. Caramello 

4. Hershey's Candy Corn Kisses

5. Hershey Extra Dark Chocolate bar

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How to Get Union-Made Shopping Lists Sent to Your Phone

How to Get Union-Made Shopping Lists Sent to Your Phone

Have you ever been browsing the aisles of the grocery store hoping to remember all those union-made products the AFL-CIO Now blog wrote about? Or maybe you’re at the toy store trying to find that perfect gift that’s made in America? Union Plus has a simple solution if you left your shopping list at home.

On your mobile device:

  • Text CARS to 22555 for union-made vehicles.
  • Text BEER to 22555 for union-made beer.
  • Text PETS to 22555 for union-made pet products.
  • Text CANDY to 22555 for union-made candy.
  • Text TOYS to 22555 for union-made toys.

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Made in America: For Dogs and Cats

Right Brain/Why stop at the inside of the package?


This week leading up to July 4 we're highlighting American products, jobs and stories for our Made in America series. What are your favorite Made in America products? Please comment and share your ideas.

American-made products aren’t only for people—pets deserve the best we can give them as well. Better yet are U.S.-made and union made products—like the brand-name products made by members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM).

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IAM: America Needs Manufacturing Policy Now

Unlike our competitors, the United States does not have a national manufacturing strategy.  The “Make It in America” agenda, proposed by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is a step toward pursuing policies that will support and create manufacturing jobs, says Machinists (IAM) President Tom Buffenbarger. He urged support for the agenda and praised parts of it as critical to restoring the nation’s economic and national security.

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