Buy Union on the 4th

Here's what you need to know this week:

Tomorrow is the fourth of July, and if you have any special plans to celebrate, we hope you'll support your union sisters and brothers. Courtesy of, here are some suggestions:

Burgers and Hot Dogs: Alexander & Hornung, Ball Park Franks, Dearborn Sausage, Hebrew National, Always Tender Pork Tenderloins, Excel Fresh Meats, Farm Fresh, Farmer John, Hormel

Toppings: Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard, Heinz Ketchup, Open Pit, French's, Franks Red Hot, Vlasic Brand Pickles, Amaral Ranches Lettuce

Bread: Alfred Nickles Bakery, Stroehmann, Arnold, Francisco

Sides: Van Camps Baked Beans, Suddenly Salad, Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes, Amaral Ranches Broccoli, Andy Boy, Frito Lay Chips and Snacks, Kraft Foods, Lays Potato Chips and Dips, Mission Foods, Heinz Baked Beans

Beer: Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser, Landshark Lager, Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Michelob, Miller Lite, Milwaukee’s Best, Natural Ice & Light, O’Doul’s, Shock Top

Wine: Almaden, Bartles & Jaymes, Black Box, C.K. Mondavi, Carlo Rossi, Charles Krug, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, Corbett Canyon Vineyard, Dubonnet, Fairbanks, Franzia, Gallo Estate Wines, Robert Mondavi, St. Supery, Turning Leaf.

Whatever your plans may be, Happy Independence Day!

Here's what's coming up:

To put it on your radar, our council will be screening candidates for St Petersburg City Council elections on Saturday, July 27th. Screenings will be held at NALC 1477 (5369 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park) at 9AM. This is a nonpartisan race, and questionnaires have been sent out to ALL candidates in the races being screened. We hope that all locals will send delegates to participate.

Keep in Mind:

You may have seen last week that we have a political engagement survey for union members to help us build a better program. We're still looking for feedback, so we hope you'll fill it out. It won't take you more than a few minutes, and it will provide us with valuable insight as to how we can best fight for you.

CLICK HERE to take the survey.

This survey is intended only for members of affiliated unions of the West Central Florida Labor Council.

That's all for this week! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates. If you would like to receive text message alerts from the Florida AFL-CIO (Msg & data rates may apply), text FLUNION to 235246!

In Solidarity,

West Central Florida Labor Council

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