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Union-Made St. Patrick's Day Shopping List

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Tuesday 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.

  • Baker's
  • Basil Hayden's
  • Blanton’s
  • Elijah Craig
  • Henry McKenna
  • Jim Beam
  • Knob Creek
  • Old Crow
  • Old Grand-Dad

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

  • 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

For a touch of global solidarity, the Irish-imported favorite Guinness is brewed at facilities where workers are represented by half a dozen unions of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, including the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) and the Guinness Staff Union (GSU).      

You can even make Irish and Irish-for-a-day eyes smile with a union-made St. Patrick’s Day card from American Greetings brought to you by some 500 IBT members, who print and produce cards at the firm’s Bardstown, Ky., plant.

Click here for more from Union 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Want more union-made product lists? Text MADE to 235246 (standard data and message rates may apply).

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