AFL-CIO National Boycott List

Volume CII, No. 12December, 2002

Following are some of the national boycotts endorsed by the national AFL-CIO. The boycotts were instituted by and are conducted by the unions noted in the descriptions. Contact them for detailed information about the dispute and how other unions can offer solidarity.


  • Jet Equipment & Tools, Inc.
    Auburn, Wash., distributor of “JET” brand metal- and woodworking power and hand tools for home and commercial use
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters


  • Big League Theatricals Road Company
    Performing The Music Man
    Actors’ Equity Assn./American Federation of Musicians
  • Black Entertainment Television
    BET cable television, Action pay-per-view, BET on Jazz
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers


  • Mt. Olive Pickle Co.
    Pickles and relishes sold under the Mt. Olive and other labels, including the Food Lion and Harris Teeter supermarket “house” labels
    Farm Labor Organizing Committee
  • Diamond Walnut Co.
    Diamond brand canned and bagged walnuts and walnut pieces
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Pictsweet Mushroom Farm
    Fresh mushrooms and frozen vegetables with the Pictsweet label
    United Farm Workers of America


  • Best Western-Grosvenor Resort
    Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; located at Disney World, but separately owned and operated
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • Four Points By Sheraton
    Hotel in Waterbury, Connecticut
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • Holiday Inn Sunspree Hotel
    Hotel in Kapaa, Hawaii
    International Longshore & Warehouse Union
  • New Otani Hotel & Garden
    Hotel in downtown Los Angeles
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • San Francisco Marriott Moscone Hotel
    Hotel in downtown San Francisco
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union


  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
    Cigarettes: Best Value, Camel, Century, Doral, Eclipse, Magna, Monarch, More, Now, Salem, Sterling, Vantage, and Winston; plus all Moonlight Tobacco products
    Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union