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Jul 06, 2015, 12:48 ET Avoiding Liquor Privatization Disaster

The following is a statement issued by Independent State Store Union: When the state of Washington privatized its liquor distribution system,...


Jun 29, 2015, 04:36 ET Liquor Privatization: The Cost of Convenience

The Independent State Store Union (ISSU) today issued the following letter to all senators asking for the defeat of House Bill 466 – the Rep. Turzai...


Feb 23, 2015, 11:56 ET Independent State Store Union: Liquor Privatization Legislation is a Reckless Proposal

Citing continuing reports on the failed liquor privatization efforts in the state of Washington, the Independent State Store Union (ISSU) called...


Feb 11, 2013, 04:37 ET Public Support Declines For Liquor Privatization

After two years of public debate in Pennsylvania over liquor privatization, public opinion is shifting in favor of the current state store system...


Sep 23, 2011, 04:53 ET Who Will Be Held Responsible for the Rube Goldberg Wine Vending Machine Boondoggle?

The announcement by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board of the abandonment of its wine vending machine program on September 20, 2011, ensures that...


Jul 22, 2011, 04:01 ET The Representative Turzai Dog and Pony Show

Since Representative Mike Turzai unveiled his plan to privatize Pennsylvania's state store system, he has engaged in an ongoing, public dog and pony...


Jul 13, 2011, 01:50 ET Independent State Store Union Opposes Representative Turzai's State Store Privatization

The Independent State Store Union representing state store managers across Pennsylvania opposes Representative Turzai's bill to privatize the state...


Jun 21, 2011, 03:57 ET Independent State Store Union Denounces Anti-Employee PLCB-Sponsored Legislation

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has begun their assault on employee rights and the privatization of its workforce. A PLCB-sponsored bill, HB...


Apr 28, 2011, 10:44 ET State Store Managers Union Denounces PLCB-Rube Goldberg Liquor Vending Machines

The Independent State Store Union today denounces the PLCB-Rube Goldberg liquor wine vending machines. No other state in the country takes a more...


Apr 13, 2011, 11:41 ET Independent State Store Union Opposes PLCB Chairman Stapleton's "Alternative to Privatization"

The Independent State Store Union representing seven hundred state store managers opposes the plan titled "Alternative to Privatization" written by...


Dec 22, 2010, 11:40 ET 'Rube Goldberg' PLCB Wine Vending Machine Boondoggle

From the outset, the Independent State Store Union (the state-wide union representing 730 state store managers) has been a demonstrative critic of...


Dec 02, 2010, 11:13 ET Independent State Store Union Charges Walmart Wine Vending Machines are Intentional Sabotage of the State Store System

To paraphrase Alice of Wonderland fame, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is getting "curiouser and curiouser." "After the initial boondoggle of...


Sep 28, 2010, 01:13 ET Safer Campuses Equals No PLCB Wine Vending Machines

The Independent State Store Union sent to each member of the legislature yesterday a letter charging that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board...


Jun 23, 2010, 12:15 ET PLCB Wine Vending Machines/Wine Kiosks Denounced as Rube Goldberg-Like Contraptions

The Independent State Store Union opposes the introduction of wine vending machines in Pennsylvania. "Cigarettes are banned from being sold in...