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Jun 07, 2016, 17:37 ET Wine privatization bill generates no new revenue while destroying revenue-generating PLCB

 The UFCW PA Wine and Spirits Council is voicing strong opposition for a reckless proposal passed by the House of Representatives today that...


Feb 25, 2016, 14:22 ET PLCB Delivers for Pennsylvania

 UFCW PA Wine and Spirits Council: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) continues to deliver strong returns for all...


Mar 05, 2013, 10:39 ET UFCW of PA Wine and Spirits Council: Privateers Hack Post-Gazette Poll

A review of a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online poll on Gov. Corbett's scheme to dismantle the PLCB showed that hackers who favor privatization...


Feb 07, 2013, 14:33 ET Gov. Corbett's Numbers Tank As Support for Wine & Spirits Privatization Scheme Erodes

 Despite a recent all-out, statewide media blitz designed to bolster horrible poll numbers at the expense of 5,000 Pennsylvania working...


Feb 05, 2013, 14:30 ET UFCW Rejects Gov. Corbett's Cynical Political Ploy & Urges Support For PLCB Modernization

 Wendell W. Young IV, President, UFCW Local 1776 urged lawmakers to reject Gov. Corbett's cynical political ploy pitting the needs of school...


Jan 30, 2013, 15:56 ET United Food and Commercial Workers To Hold Gov. Corbett Accountable

 Wendell W. Young IV, President UFCW Local 1776, today challenged Gov. Corbett to a series of town hall meetings to ensure that...


Feb 16, 2012, 11:43 ET PLCB Modernization Makes Sense

 Lawmakers have an opportunity to modernize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and generate $75 million a year in new state...


Oct 25, 2011, 17:15 ET Young Says PFM Report Should 'End Farce' of Privatization

The Public Financial Management report on proposals to dismantle Pennsylvania's Wine and Spirits shops confirms what many observers have understood...


Aug 11, 2011, 15:31 ET Privatization Plan Would Spark Tax and Price Hikes for Wine and Spirits

A study of the real costs of State Rep. Mike Turzai's privatization proposal shows that taxes and prices for the most popular selling wines and...


Aug 03, 2011, 15:29 ET UFCW PA Wine & Spirits Council Thanks Former PLCB Chairman Jonathan Newman for His Support

On behalf of its 3,500 members, The PA Wine & Spirits Council today publicly thanked former PA Liquor Control Board Chairman Jonathan Newman...


May 31, 2011, 13:20 ET PA Wine and Spirits Prices Competitive, Study Finds

Pennsylvania's Wine and Spirit Shops offer competitive pricing and selection when compared to neighboring states, according to a study conducted by...