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What Not to Buy Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, we provide you with the products not to buy for your holiday barbecue

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May 26, 2017

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, whether its  heading out on your boat, going to the beach and seeing friends and family at the backyard barbecue.  While groups like the AFL-CIO and Labor 411 put out lists of Union Made products to buy for Memorial Day, we wanted to let you know about the products that you should avoid due to their record of employee abuse and anti-union tactics. Check out the list below and please share on your social networks today:

Regional Boycotts


Long Island: Clare Rose Inc. Anheuser-Busch

  • 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA
  • 3 Water
  • Amstel Light
  • Beck’s Non-alocholic, Pilsner, Premier Light, Sapphire
  • Best Damn Cherry Cola, Cream Soda, Root Beer
  • Bud Ice
  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light
  • Busch
  • Colt 45
  • Daily’s Cocktails Bahama Mama, Margarita, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Dos Equis Ambar, Lager
  • Four Loko
  • Goose Island
  • Great South Bay
  • Greenport Harbor
  • Hacker-Pschorr
  • Harpoon
  • Heineken Dark, Light
  • Hoegaarden
  • Hurricane
  • Icelandic Glacial Water
  • Kona Brewing Co Koko Brown, Longboard Island Lager, Pipeline Porter
  • Landshark Lager
  • Leffe Blonde Ale, Brown Ale
  • Lolailo Red Sangria
  • Long Ireland
  • McKenzie’s Hard Cider
  • Michelob
  • Natty Daddy
  • Natural Ice, Light
  • Newcastle Brown Ale
  • Nostradamus
  • Old Milwaukee N.A.
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Port Jeff
  • Rockstar Energy Drink
  • Rolling Rock
  • Shadow’s Wild Blue
  • Shock Top Belgian White Ale, Lemon Shandy
  • Stella Artois, Cidre
  • Strongbow
  • Teavana Mango Black Tea, Passion tango Herbal Tea, Peach Green Tea, Pineaapple Berry Blue Herbal Tea
  • Tecate, Light
  • Twisted Cherries
  • For a full list, click here.

Jersey Shore: Shore Point Distributing Company-Millercoors Click here for the full list.

  • Miller
  • Coors
  • Great South Bay
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Twisted Tea
  • Blue Moon
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Redd’s
  • Corona Extra
  • Sierra Nevada

National Boycotts

Yeungling Beer called by the Teamsters

Sam Adam’s Beer

Food Products

Mondelez/Nabisco “Made in Mexico” Products:

  • Oreos
  • Newtons
  • Chips ahoy
  • Home grahams
  • Honey maid
  • Wheat thins
  • Cadbury
Check the label before you buy any Nabisco product.

International Boycotts

Driscoll’s Berries

Dole Products

Del Monte Products

Chiquita Bananas and Pineapples

Palermo’s Pizza

  • Palermo brand pizza
  • “Classics” brand pizza
  • Costco’s Kirkland brand pizza

Paper Goods

Koch Industries Products

  • Brawny paper towels
  • Dixie cups napkins and plates
  • Sparkle paper towels
  • Vanity fair napkins and paper towels
  • Mardis gras napkins
  • Zee napkins
  • Georgia Pacific products


Anything from Walmart

Click here to download the full list.

Rachel Cossio and Brian Young contributed to this story

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