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
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.
SOURCE UFCW Local 1776