Labor 411′s 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).
 
Appetizers
  • Del Monte Blue Diamond Almonds—BCTGM
  • Kraft/Nabisco crackers—BCTGM
Turkey 
 
  • Boar’s Head—UFCW
  • Butterball—UFCW
  • Foster Poultry Farms—UFCW
  • Thumann’s—UFCW
 
Cookware/Cutlery
 
  • Cutco knife—USW
  • All-Clad cookware—USW
 
Side Dishes
 
  • Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce—IAM
  • Birds Eye vegetables—UFCW
  • Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes—BCTGM
 
Bread 
 
  • Pillsbury crescent rolls, frozen and bake rolls/breads—BCTGM
  • Pillsbury pie crusts—BCTGM
  • Stroehmann bakery products (for stuffing)—BCTGM
 
Dessert
 
  • Sara Lee pumpkin, apple pie—BCTGM
  • Mother’s Kitchen pies and cakes—BCTGM
  • Nabisco cookies—BCTGM
 
Other
 
  • Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (to top those sweet potato casseroles)—BCTGM
  • Quaker Oats (for apple crisp)—BCTGM
 
 
Jackie Tortora blogs for the AFL-CIO. This post first appeared on Labor’s Edge and is republished with permission.
 
 
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