The Lowdown on Ethical Sweets

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Unquestionably, Halloween will look different this year. Since we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will probably be a lot fewer trick-or-treaters knocking on doors. Nonetheless, even with parties, frightfests and door-to-door treat-hunting curtailed, the kids (and, sure, many of their parents) are still going to expect candy. Whether you’re preparing for an in-home Halloween spook-tacular or stocking up the sweet section of your pantry, you have choices. The sugary favorites listed below are made by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them a voice on the job. The knowledge that you are supporting union jobs and helping to build a stronger middle class should make those sugary goodies taste that much sweeter.

Happy Halloween from Labor 411!

Sweet and Ethical

100 Grand (IBT 200)
Abba-Zabba (BCTGM)
Almond Roca (BCTGM)
Baby Ruth (BCTGM, IBT 200)
Big Hunk (BCTGM)
Butterfinger (BCTGM, IBT 200)
Cadbury (UFCW)
Dum Dums (IBT 20)
Ghirardelli Chocolate (BCTGM)
Hershey Original Chocolate Bar (BCTGM, UFCW)
Hershey’s Kisses (BCTGM)
Hot Tamales (BCTGM)
Ice Breakers (BCTGM)
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (BCTGM)
Jolly Ranchers (BCTGM)
Just Born (BCTGM)
Laffy Taffy (IBT 26)
Look! (BCTGM)
Mike and Ike (BCTGM)
Nestles Crunch (IBT 200)
Payday (BCTGM)
Peeps (BCTGM)
PEZ (IBT 443)
Raisonettes (IBT 200)
Red Vines (BCTGM)
Ring Pops (IBT 229)
Rolo (BCTGM)
Russell Stover (BCTGM, UFCW)
See’s Candies (BCTGM)
Sour Patch (BCTGM)
Sugar Babies (BCTGM)
Sugar Daddy (BCTGM)
Tootsie Rolls (BCTGM)
Zours (BCTGM)


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

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