Have Yourself A Union Made Labor Day!

Have Yourself A Union Made Labor Day!

Man Barbequing In A GardenWhile Labor Day honors the hardworking women and men who move this nation forward and grow, the weekend also gives us a great excuse for a barbecue blowout. Here are some union made food and beverages to get your BBQ off right!

Our list comes thanks to the AFL-CIO; the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s website Labor 411 and Union Plus.

Meat & Buns & Bread & Beans

  • Arnold
  • Ball Park franks
  • Earthgrains bread
  • Entenmann’s
  • Hebrew National franks
  • Nature’s Harvest bread
  • Oroweat bread and buns
  • Oscar Meyer & Boar’s Head hot dogs
  • Oroweat buns (hot dogs and burgers)
  • Stroehmann bread and buns
  • Sara Lee buns (hot dogs and burgers)
  • Burnham and Morrill (baked beans)


  • Alta Dena
  • Kraft Foods
  • Horizon


  • Claussen (pickles and relish)
  • French’s mustard
  • Heinz ketchup
  • Morton Salt
  • Vlasic (relish and sauerkraut)


  • Beets: Muranka Farms (Muranka Farms)
  • Broccoli: Amaral Ranches, Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers, Amaral Ranches)
  • Broccoli rabe: Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Cauliflower: Amaral Ranches, Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers, Amaral Ranches)
  • Cilantro – Muranaka Farms (Muranaka Farms)
  • Fennel: Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Green leaf lettuce – Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Iceberg lettuce: Amaral Ranches, Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers, Amaral Ranches)
  • Italian parsley: Muranaka Farms (Muranaka Farms)
  • Kale: Muranaka Farms (Muranaka Farms)
  • Leeks: Muranaka Farms (Muranaka Farms)
  • Lettuce: Butter/red butter lettuce – Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Mixed green: Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Radishes: Muranaka Farms (Muranaka Farms)
  • Romaine hearts: Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Romaine lettuce: Amaral Ranches, Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers, Amaral Ranches)


  • Cactus pears: Andy Boy (D’Arrigo Brothers)
  • Citrus: Sunkist – oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, grapefruit, mandarin oranges
  • Dates: Pato’s Dream Date Gardens (Pato’s Dream Date Gardens)
  • Grapes: Sunkist – tomatoes – Sunripe, Gargiulo (Gargiulo, San Joaquin Tomato, Pacific Triple E)
  • Mushrooms: Monterey Mushrooms, Del Fresh (Monterey Mushrooms, Mushroom Farm Inc., Countryside Mushrooms)
  • Strawberries: Swanton Berry, Dole (Swanton Berry, Dole)

Soft Drinks

  • A&W Root Beer
  • Canada Dry
  • Coca Cola
  • Orange Crush
  • 7-Up
  • Pepsi
  • RC Cola


  • Minute Maid
  • Snapple
  • Tropicana
  • V8
  • Welch’s


  • Folgers
  • Maxwell House
  • Millstone Coffee
  • Swiss Miss hot chocolate
  • Tender Leaf tea

Bottled Water

  • Alhambra water
  • Crystal Springs
  • Pocono Springs
  • Poland Spring
  • Sierra Springs

Alcohol – Beer (for a full list click here)

  • Beck’s
  • Budweiser and Bud Light
  • Coors Light
  • Henry Winehard’s
  • Miller
  • Red Stripe
  • Rolling Rock
  • Sam Adams
  • Shock Top

Alcohol – Wine

  • Andrew Champagne
  • Corbett Canyon Vineyard
  • Gallo Estate Wines
  • Gallo of Sonoma
  • Scheffield Cellars


  • Bugles
  • Cheetos
  • Cheez-It
  • Frito-Lay Rold Gold Pretzels
  • Lorna Doone cookies
  • Mike Sell’s Potato Chip Co.
  • Oreo cookies
  • Pirate Booty
  • Utz pretzels

Chips ‘n’ Dip

  • Doritos
  • Mission chips, salsas, and dips
  • Tostitos chips, salsas, and dips

Ice Cream &Toppings

  • Barber’s
  • Breyers
  • Country Fresh
  • Creamland Dairies
  • Prairie Farms
  • The Masterson Company

Grills, Coolers, & Cups

  • Rubbermaid coolers
  • Solo cups, plates & bowls
  • Weber Grills – Genesis, Summit, and Q series (all made by IUANPW in Illinois)

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