In Praise of Oscars: Favorite Union Made Movie Snacks

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The Oscars are almost here. And despite a global pandemic that shut down much of the industry, filmmaking is getting back on its feet. This Sunday’s Academy Awards show will celebrate some terrific and memorable films, like The Trial of the Chicago Seven, The Sound of Metal, Minari, and A Promising Young Woman. A full list of those nominations is available here.

Behind the headlines and glitz are the rank-and-file union members who do the work to bring us top quality entertainment. They belong to unions like the American Federation of Musicians, the Director’s Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Cinematographers Guild, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, SAG-AFTRA, the Teamsters, and the Writers Guild of America, to name a few.

There simply would not be a film industry without the men and women who do the not-so-glamorous but necessary work to bring movies to the screen.

And what better way to celebrate unions while watching the Oscars than to reach for union-made snacks and drinks. We’ve put together the list below of products we love while watching movies so that you can support good jobs and companies that treat their workers with respect and give them a voice on the job. That kind of treatment by employers is Oscar-worthy in our books.

Happy movie-watching, enjoy the Oscars and let us all build a stronger America.

Labor 411

Pass the Popcorn

Bachman Popcorn (BCTGM, IBT)
Better Made Snack Foods Popcorn (IBT)
Bickel’s Popcorn (IBT)
Fiddle Faddle (UFCW)
Jiffy Pop (UFCW)
Old Dutch Gourmet White Popcorn (BCTGM)
Orville Redenbacher’s (UFCW)
Poppycock (UFCW)
Savor Street Popcorn (IBT)
Snak King Popcorn (IBT)
Wise Popcorn (IBT)

Sweeten the Deal

Butterfinger (BCTGM)
Dots (BCTGM)
Good & Plenty (BCTGM)
Hershey Original Chocolate Bar (BCGTM, UFCW)
Hot Tamales (BCTGM)
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (BCTGM)
Mike and Ike (BCTGM)
Red Vines (BCTGM)
Sugar Babies (BCTGM)

Wash it Down

7 UP (BCTGM)
A&W (BCTGM)
Coca-Cola (UAW)
Diet Coke (IBT)
Dr. Pepper (UFCW, UAW)
Mountain Dew (IBT)
Orange Crush (BCTGM)
Pepsi (IBT)
Sprite (IBT, UAW)
Squirt (UFCW)

To view more union-made products, visit our online directory.

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