Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer holiday season. While the day honors those who have given their lives defending the nation—and Jimmy Gilbert, director of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council, will write more on that next Monday—the weekend also marks the start of grilling season. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.
Our list comes courtesy of Union Plus, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's LA Labor 411's website. You can find these and other union-made products on your smart phone with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Buy Union app for iPhones, Androids and other phones.
Hot Dogs, Sausages, Other Grill Meats
Ball Park, Boar’s Head, Calumet, Dearborn Sausage Co., Fischer Meats, Hebrew National, Hofmann, Johnsonville, Oscar Mayer. See MORE.
French’s Mustard, Guldens Mustard, Heinz Catsup, Heinz Ketchup, Hidden Valley Ranch, Lucky Whip, Vlasic. See MORE.
Buns and Bread
Ottenbergs, Sara Lee, Vie de France Bakery. See MORE.
Sodas and Bottled Water
Bart's, Coke, Diet Sprite, Pepsi, Sprite, American Springs, Pocono Northern Fall's, Poland Spring. See MORE.
Budweiser, Bud Light, Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve, Mad River, Michelob, Miller, Rolling Rock. See MORE.
Snacks and Dessert
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