By Linda Dao

Now that the weather is warmer, it’s time to bring out the grill and start barbecuing! We’re sticking with our bourbon theme to continue celebrating America’s “native spirit” and National Bourbon Day on June 14 by sharing this mouth-watering recipe for grilled bourbon beef kabobs.
As always our recipes are made with union-made ingredients to help protect good jobs right here in the U.S.!

By Michael Messina

June is National Camping Month – a call to experience the fresh air, grit and wild awesomeness of nature. This always requires a certain amount of preparedness. Whether stocking up on the hot cocoa for those campfire moments or making sure you’ve packed the sunscreen for that intense summer sun, Labor 411 has the goods to make sure your trip is union made.

By Michael Messina

As we head into the warmer months and the sun begins to beat down, bourbon on its own isn’t necessarily a great go-to. A refreshing mint julep, however, will cool you down and still get you your bourbon fix.

By Kelly Ross

Before labor unions secured many of the child labor laws we have in place today, children like the Breaker Boys were sent to coal-breaking factories to work long hours in unimaginable conditions. Breaker Boys were responsible for breaking coal into pieces and removing any impurities such as rocks from the fast moving and dangerous conveyor belts. These boys were usually between the ages of 8 and 12. However, some Breaker Boys began work in the factories as young as 5 years old.

By Linda Dao

Looking for some drink recipes to help you celebrate America’s “Native Spirit” on National Bourbon Day on June 14? Try this Classic Manhattan recipe made with Knob Creek. Knob Creek is made at the Jim Beam Distillery by members from UFCW!

By Robert Fulton

There’s a classic scene from Mad Men where Don Draper meets a man named Connie, not knowing that the person he’s talking to is Conrad Hilton. As in the founder of Hilton Hotels. While chatting, Don is busy making an Old Fashioned. The introduction of Conrad Hilton is a pivotal moment for Don and the show, but it’s the classic cocktail that anchors the scene so brilliantly.

It’s time to break out the good stuff. National Bourbon Day is June 14 and with Father’s Day right around the corner, we think it’s a great time to try a tasty union-made bourbon. Labor 411 has the list. The choosing is the hard part.

As always, drink responsibly and drink union.