When You Shop This Year, Avoid These…

Volume CV, No. 1January, 2005

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. For more information, check out


  • 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


  • Echostar Dish Network
    Satellite Television Service
    Communications Workers of America


  • Algood Foods
    Reeses peanut butter
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Diamond Walnut Co.
    Diamond brand canned and bagged walnuts and walnut pieces
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Mt. Olive Pickle Co.
    Pickles and relishes sold under the Mt. Olive and other labels, including the Food Lion and Harris Teeter “house” labels
    Farm Labor Organizing Committee


  • Adam’s Mark Hotel
    Hotel in Buffalo, New York
    International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Best Western – Grosvenor Resort
    Hotel in Buena Vista, Fla.
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • Four Points by Sheraton
    Hotel in Waterbury, Conn.
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • Grand Hotel Minneapolis
    Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.
    Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees International Union
  • KSL Recreation
    Six KSL Recreation Properties – Doral Golf Resort and Spa Miami, FL); Emerald Pointe (Lake Lanier, GA); Hotel del Coronado (Coronado, CA); La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA); La Quinta Resort and Club (Palm Springs, CA); PGA West (Palm Springs, CA)