Welcome to UFCW Local 1776's website. Our goal is for the site to be useful to all of our members, and to make it the online place to share information and interact with everyone committed to building a better life for working men and women. Please register on the site to get updates from the Local. Send us your suggestions by visiting the "Contact Us" tab or emailing here -- In Solidarity, Wendell W. Young, IV, President, UFCW Local 1776
Local 1776 Acme members voted unanimously to turn down Acme Market's latest contract proposal at an Acme membership meeting on June 22, 2014 at the Temple University Liacouras Center. Following much discussion and questions, Acme members voted to extend their contract until August 30, 2014 and approved a measure that would prevent the contract from being terminated before September 30th. Furthermore, a 30 day notice will be required to terminate the contract.
Wendell W. Young, IV, President of UFCW Local 1776, issued the following statement:
"I am proud to announce the UFCW Local 1776 Executive Board has chosen to endorse Tom Wolf in the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor's Race. A business man and supporter of the middle class, it really is a no-brainer to endorse Wolf and his vision for Pennsylvania"
UFCW Local 1776 proudly sponsored the 5 p.m. hour of this year's 102.9 MGK Veteran's Radiothon with a donation of $5,000 to the VMC -- the largest donation among other sponsors. The Radiothon took place on Friday, June 13th with a live broadcast from the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. The 12 hour long broadcast helped support the Veterans Multi-Service Center here in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young, IV and Mike Morrill from Keystone Progress debated Jennifer Stefano from Americans for Prosperity, Kevin Shivers from NFIB and Jake Sitman from Fitzpatrick, Lentz and Bubba law on a recent episode of WFMZ Channel 69's Business Matters.
Watch "Greed Kills": the latest on why Pennsylvania shouldn't privatize it's wine and liquor sales.
Karen Green is a UFCW Local 1776 Rite Aid member with a whole lot of heart. A pharmacy technician at the Palmerton Rite Aid Store #1450, each year Karen takes it upon herself to make the Children’s Miracle Network fundraising program a success within her store. About eight years ago, Karen was asked to sell paper balloons to help assist Rite Aid in its partnership with the Childrens