National TPP Call-In Day

No matter what you hear about the TPP being “dead,” don’t believe it!  The allies of corporate CEOs are ready to tell you they stand up for workers today in order to get your votes.  But they may then turn around and vote for the TPP after the election in November in order to make their friends on Wall Street happy.  Call Congress today at 855-712-8441 and urge your member of Congress to publicly oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  

Union -Made Labor Day BBQ Shopping List

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)

Cheese

  • Alta Dena
  • Kraft Foods
  •  Horizon

Condiments

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

Vegetables

  • 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)

Fruits

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

Coffee/Tea

  • 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 (a small sample)

  • 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

Snacks 

  • Bugles
  • Cheetos
  • Cheez-It
  • Frito-Lay Rold Gold Pretzels
  • Lorna Doone cookies
  • Mike Sell's Potato Chip Co.
  • 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)

 

Keep Oreos Made in America

Oreo cookies are one of America’s favorite snacks and a childhood obsession for many of us. But executives at Mondelēz International, the parent company of Nabisco, are planning to move production of nine snack food products, including Oreos, to Salinas, Mexico—wiping out more than 600 jobs at a plant in Chicago.

There’s no reason this has to happen. Mondelēz CEO Irene Rosenfeld made more than $21 million in 2014—that’s 597 times what the average American working person makes in a year. But she and other executives at the company have demanded people who work at the factory in Chicago take big pay and benefit cuts.

It’s totally unacceptable to sucker punch America’s working families with pay cuts and layoffs just so executives can keep taking more for themselves.

Click here now to immediately sign the petition to demand that Rosenfeld stop with the greed and do the right thing by saving good jobs for hundreds of workers at the Chicago plant.

We’ve seen this pattern from lots of greedy companies that ship America’s jobs overseas. America’s workers deserve better than to see their jobs go to low-wage countries with less regulations in order to increase corporate profits. Working families and our communities shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of corporate greed.

And to add insult to injury, Rosenfeld received a $6 million raise the year before these workers were asked to take pay and benefits cuts—effectively paying her a whopping $21 million in compensation. In fact, she’s been paid more than $170 million in compensation over the past eight years. Yet, working people at the Chicago plant are being told that it’s up to them to save the company money.

We can speak up and stand with working people to try and save their jobs, but Rosenfeld needs to hear from a lot of us, right now.

Click here to sign the petition immediately demanding Mondelēz CEO Irene Rosenfeld do the right thing and save good jobs for hundreds of workers in Chicago.