Thursday, March 6, 2014

Have a union-made St. Patrick's Day

For St. Pat's, how about a green cupcake with UFCW-made Sprite?
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner (wasn't it just Valentine's Day) and there's plenty of food and drink in the House of Labor's pantry.

That green cupcake is made with Sprite, a UFCW-made beverage. You can find the recipe here.

Speaking of beverages, St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be complete without Teamster beer.

Our brothers and sisters at the AFL-CIO recommend these UFCW-made whiskies as well: Basil Hayden's; Blanton’s; Elijah Craig; Henry McKenna; Jim Beam; Knob Creek; Old Crow and Old Grand-Dad. And the AFL-CIO Now blog suggests:
For a touch of global solidarity, the Irish-imported favorite Guinness is brewed at facilities where workers are represented by half unions of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, including the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) and the Guinness Staff Union (GSU). 
What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a nice slab of corned beef and corned beef products from Saag's that carry the UFCW union label? 
And if you're a greeting-card kind of guy or gal, be sure to buy your St. Patrick's Day greeting cards from American Greetings. They're made by about 500 of our Teamster brothers and sisters at the company's Bardstown, Ky., plant.

Erin go bragh!