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Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

By Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO

Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping ListAs 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).


  • Del Monte Blue Diamond Almonds—BCTGM

  • Kraft/Nabisco crackers—BCTGM


  • Boar's Head—UFCW

  • Butterball—UFCW

  • Foster Poultry Farms—UFCW

  • Thumann's—UFCW


  • 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 


  • Pillsbury crescent rolls, frozen and bake rolls/breads—BCTGM

  • Pillsbury pie crusts—BCTGM

  • Stroehmann bakery products (for stuffing)—BCTGM


  • Sara Lee pumpkin, apple pie—BCTGM

  • Mother’s Kitchen pies and cakes—BCTGM

  • Nabisco cookies—BCTGM


  • Kellogg's Corn Flakes (to top those sweet potato casseroles)—BCTGM 

  • Quaker Oats (for apple crisp)—BCTGM

Search more union-made food from Labor 411.

Posted on 11/16/2012Permalink

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Reader Discussion

Would love a list with more basic ingredients (bagged whole cranberries, flour, cornmeal, butter, eggs, milk, sugar) because those I buy all year as well.

at 12:37 pm on Sun, Nov 18, 2012Posted by EGS

Won’t buy any Butterball turkey, ever, due to cruelty of the workers regarding said turkeys.

at 1:44 pm on Sun, Nov 18, 2012Posted by RLT

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