You need to know about Dick Yuengling’s public statements about labor unions and Gov. Corbett of Pennsylvania. Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait.
Until now, I’ve neither known nor cared about Yuengling’s politics. I have enjoyed the occasional Black and Tan. However, it was Dick Yuengling, not anyone else, who made his views public. He did it on purpose. In a speech before the Pennsylvania Press Club, Yuengling reportedly called for the adoption of ‘right to work’ laws in Pennsylvania to disenfranchise unions and to enable him to make beer more cheaply. He also called Gov. Corbett ‘a great man’, according to the Associated Press.
Had Yuengling not made these statements, I would not have sought out his political stances before drinking my next Black & Tan.
However, Yuengling has chosen, as president of D. G. Yuengling & Son, to make his views known. This is why most companies try to steer clear of political controversy. Yuengling has embraced it.
Accordingly, I will not be buying or drinking any Yuengling product from now on.
Just thought you’d like to know.