UFCW Local 1776 Passes PLCB Contract Overwhelmingly

Jul 15, 2003, 01:00 ET from UFCW Local 1776

    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