♥ FEBRUARY 2018 ♥

Bring your sweetheart and join the Local Officer's for a  special "Valentine's Day Dance" on Saturday February 10, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m. We will be providing free food, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle as well as a DJ so you can dance the night away. This is a +21 and over event.

Purchase your tickets in advance for $10.00. You can also pay the day of the dance at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets, please see your Chief Steward, and remember, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (708) 442-3636


♥ DATE:     Saturday, February 10th, 2018

♥ TIME:      7pm - 1am

♥PLACE:    7310 W. 39th St. - Lyons, IL 60534

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!!!



With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we might have that special someone in mind and will go out to get them some sweets on the 14th. If we have children, those class parties call for those adorable cards and as you guessed it, candy and chocolates. It’s simple to go out to the store and purchase candy. But why not buy Union made American sweets and treats for our loved ones and children? As Union Members, it is our duty to put our solidarity into action by supporting the industries, company’s and services across the United States that employ our union brothers and sisters.  When you buy Union, you’re supporting good jobs in American communities just like yours, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions and dignity and respect for work.

Below is a list of choices of candy products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM); snack foods by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); or fruit and nuts from members of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

As with a lot of traditionally union-made products, more are being cross-produced (union-non-union; US-Mexico), so PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE LABELS to ensure that your candy is union-made in the United States!



Nestle Treasures, Laffy Taffy, Kathryn Beich specialty candy, Baby Ruth*, Butterfinger*, Pearson's Nips, Famous Old Time Candies (gourmet chocolates).


Tootsie Roll

Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pop, Charms Blow Pop, Mason Dots, Andes Mint Chocolate, Sugar Daddy, Charleston Chew, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Caramel Apple Pop, Junior Mints, Cella's Chocolate-Covered Cherries, and Nik-L-Nip


Hershey Products

Hershey Kisses*, Hershey Syrups, Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar*, Hershey Milk with Almond Bars, Hershey Special Dark Bars, Hershey Nuggets, Rolo, Hershey Kissables,  Kit Kat Bars, Carmello Bar, Cadbury Fruit & Nut Bar, Cadbury Roast Almond Bar, Cadbury Royal Dark Bar, Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar, Hershey Symphony Bar with Toffee.


Necco (New England Confectionery Company)

Sweethearts, Mary Jane Peanut Butter Chews, NECCO Wafers/Necco Wafer Smoothies, Sky Bar, Clark Bar, Canada Mints, Candy Cupboard, Thin Mints, NECCO Assorted Junior Wafers, Clark Junior Laydown Bag, Mary Jane Laydown Bag, Haviland. 


Ghiradelli Chocolates

All filled & non filled squares, Non pariels, Chocolate chips.


Gimbals Fine Candies

JellyBeans, Cherry Hearts, Scotty Dogs


Jelly Belly's Candy Company

Jelly Bellies - also made in a non-union plants in Chicago/Taiwan, Chocolate Dutch Mints, Chocolate Temptations, Dimples,Goelitz Confections, Goelitz Gummi, Pet Rat, Pet Tarantula, Sweet Temptations, Candy Corn, Licorice, Malted Milk Balls, Chocolate Coated Nuts, and Sours, Sunkist Fruit Gel Slices.


American Licorice

Black & Red Vines, Strawberry Ropes


Sconza Candies

Jawbreakers, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Chocolate


Pearson's Candy Co.

Salted Nut Roll, Nut Goodie, Mint Patties,Bun Bars


Anabelles Candy Company

Boston Baked Beans, Jordon Almonds, Rocky Road, U-Nos, Look, Big Hunk, Abbazabbz, Yogurt Nuts & Fruit


Orville Redenbacher Popcon


Kraft Snack products


Frito-Lay Chips and snacks


Fruit & Nuts

Members of the United Farm Workers (UFW) help produce various fruits and nuts with the UFW label, including products from: Coastal Berry Co., Swanton Berry, Montpelier Almonds, Brown Date Garden Dates, Mann's California Apples, and citrus fruit from Sunkist, Sunworld, Airdrome and Big Jim.



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