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The Official Boycott List of the AFL-CIO

Policy Guidelines

The AFL-CIO Executive Council has developed policy guidelines that regulate how the federation endorses boycotts undertaken by its affiliates. To get AFL-CIO sanction, boycotts should be directed at primary employers.

The guidelines include these provisions:

  • All requests to the national AFL-CIO for endorsement must be made by a national or international union
  • Any affiliated union with a contract in force with the same primary employer will be contacted by the AFL-CIO to determine whether there is an objection to the federation’s endorsement.
  • Affiliates will be asked to provide the AFL-CIO with background information on the dispute in a confi dential information survey. Prior to endorsement of the boycott, the executive offi cers, or their designees, will meet with the national union’s officers, or their designees, to discuss the union’s strategic plan and timetable for the boycott, or other appropriate tactics, and to discuss the federation’s role.
  • The national or international union initiating the boycott is primarily responsible for all boycott activities; the AFL-CIO will provide supplemental support.
  • Boycotts will be carried on the AFL-CIO national boycott list for a period of one year, and the endorsement will expire automatically at the end of that time. National and international unions may request one-year extensions of the listings for actions where an organizing or bargaining campaign is actively in place.

(These guidelines were adopted by the AFL-CIO Executive Council in August 2011.)

Current Boycott List

ALERT: Strikes and strike authorizations have been approved by UNITE HERE at multiple Marriott hotels across the country.  For more info please click here for details >

Transportation and Travel

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LAX (added 9/7/2016)

  • This includes the Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, Yokoso Sushi Bar, the Landing Restaurant, Century Taproom, and the Boulevard Market Cafe.

The global Hyatt boycott has ended. However, there are a number of local Hyatts with continuing labor disputes. Please support the workers in these hotels by continuing to boycott the following properties:

  • CALIFORNIA:  HYATT Regency Santa Clara, the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and the HYATT Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco
  • CALIFORNIA: HILTON, Long Beach, Calif., Management: HEI
  • CALIFORNIA: HILTON, LAX
  • CALIFORNIA: LE MERIDIEN, San Francisco, Management: HEI
  • SEATTLE:  GRAND HYATT SEATTLE and HYATT at OLIVE 8 Seattle
  • INDIANA:  HYATT REGENCY Indianapolis

SUBMITTED BY: UNITE HERE

Legal Services

Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea (See the Notification Letter) DUNN_LTR.pdf (985 downloads) McDonald, Lamond, Canzoneri & Hickernell (see the Notification Letter) added 10/26/12 EPC_AFSCME.pdf (902 downloads) SUBMITTED BY: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

OTHERS

REYNOLD’S AMERICAN INC., Vuse e-cigarettes.

Added August 23, 2017

SUBMITTED BY: Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)

8.21.17-Baldemar-Velasquez_Vuse-boycott.pdf (642 downloads)

OTHERS

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL Snack food products labeled “Made in Mexico” including Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna Donne, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid, and Wheat Thins.

SUBMITTED BY: Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM)

Durkee_BCTGM-Boycott-Letter-003.pdf (1043 downloads) PALERMO’S PIZZA Palermo brand pizza, “Classics” brand pizza, private label brand frozen pizza produced by Palermo’s including Costco’s Kirkland brand

SUBMITTED BY: United Steelworkers

Entertainment and Recreation

ECHOSTAR DISHNETWORK Satellite Television Service

SUBMITTED BY: Communications Workers of America

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