PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- UFCW Local 1776 announced today that its members overwhelmingly passed the proposed contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the PLCB's Wine and Spirits Shoppe clerks. "We're pleased that our members passed this deal by a three to one margin," said UFCW Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young, III, who is also Chairman of the Statewide Negotiating Committee for the UFCW and PLCB. UFCW Local 27 members also voted with Local 1776. "Not only did it pass strongly, but in each of the meetings held across the Commonwealth, the proposed contract was accepted," Young added. John Meyerson, Legislative and Political Action Director for Local 1776 added, "The broad majority that accepted this contract in tough economic times shows what a good job President Young and the negotiating committee did reaching this agreement." "Local 1776 members stood up and did their part to help with the Commonwealth's budget crisis. They did the right thing, making a short-term sacrifice for the good of all Pennsylvanians," Young commented. UFCW Local 1776 represents the majority of clerks at the Wine and Spirits Shoppes, and is seen as the lead union when it comes to the PLCB contract talks. Local 1776 held meetings in Duncansville, Pittston, Harrisburg and Plymouth Meeting, PA, to ensure that all members who wanted to vote on this contract were able to do so. The turnout at each of the meetings was described as strong. UFCW Local 1776 represents 25,000 workers in the health care, food processing, retail food, including the majority of clerks at the Commonwealth's Wine and Spirits Shoppes, and other areas.
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