HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Independent State Store Union representing seven hundred state store managers opposes the plan titled "Alternative to Privatization" written by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Chairman P.J. Stapleton.
ISSU categorically opposes the PLCB/industry legislation to initiate a frequent drinkers' reward program that gives away free bottles of liquor and wine. The language in the "Alternative to Privatization" document reads "get a bottle of 'X' when you purchase more than $25.00."
The PLCB/industry makes a mockery of the control system for the common good when encouraging and incentivizing people with alcohol problems to buy more and drink more. This system is meant to protect drinkers and non-drinkers alike and their communities; not exploit them.
Civil Service employee ISSU managers have never encouraged frequent drinkers to drink more. This explains why the PLCB wants to eliminate Civil Service state store managers and reward future employees with pay incentives to sell more liquor to customers who can earn more frequent drinker rewards.
ISSU rejects all Rube Goldberg-like wine vending kiosks in Walmart, supermarkets and convenience stores. These kiosks scream out to the public to privatize the state store system.
ISSU opposes the PLCB monetization proposal to sell future state store profits to investment bankers of Citibank and Bank of America as revealed by Chairman Stapleton in a recent House Appropriations Budget Hearing.
The best alcohol distribution system in the world is being destroyed from within by the PLCB with privatization-lite proposals trying to out "Walmart – Walmart" – to hide the declining profits caused by the Oracle/ERP implementation boondoggle and massive contract cost overruns.
ISSU will continue to speak to these PLCB initiatives to destroy the best alcohol distribution system in the world.
SOURCE Independent State Store Union