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      Support for Governor Wolf's budget proposal
      Schools that teach, jobs that pay,government that works

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      1776 supports young activist's commitment to feed the hungry
      Post-House vote statement from President Young
      Urging modernization rather than privatization
      Click to watch PA Governor Wolf's first budget address LIVE March 3, 2015 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Call your legislators and tell them to support Governor Wolf's plan for schools that teach, jobs that pay and government that works. Included in Governor Wolf's plan for bettering Pennsylvania is modernization of our Wine and Spirits Stores.
      PLYMOUTH MEETING (February 26, 2015)-- Wendell W. Young IV, President of UFCW Local 1776, issued the following statement today after the House vote on House Bill 466: “We look forward to working with Gov. Wolf and the Senate to pass common-sense modernization proposals that will make the PLCB a stronger asset that can deliver even more than it does today for all Pennsylvanians.”
      Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young, IV debated Kevin Shivers on the facts about Representative Turzai's plan to dismantle PA's Wine and Spirits Stores and eliminate thousands of Pennsylvania jobs on PCN's call-in program February 24th. Missed it Live? Watch the full show here.
      Walmart workers never gave up -- and that's why Walmart announced the company will be raising its minimum pay for workers to $9 an hour in April and $10 an hour by February 1, 2016.  Together, we made change at the country's largest employer.
      The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) continues to generate record levels in sales, profits and transfers to the state treasury that benefit all Pennsylvanians. In the first six months of the current fiscal year, the latest financials show that: PLCB wine and spirits sales totaled $993.1 million, a 4.6 percent increase over first six months of the prior year.
      As her bat mitzvah project, Sophia Shapiro made a committment to feed the hungry with fresh challah -- Jewish braided bread eaten on Sabbath and holidays.  Sophia enlisted the help of 1776 represented Brown's ShopRite and UFCW Local 1776 to make her goal a reality.
      The billionaire Koch brothers have set their sights on Pennsylvania in their quest to push their anti-working family agenda across the country.  Their newest campaign is launched under the name American Future Fund, an Iowa-based super PAC, and targets passing the "3 Ps" - liquor privatization, paycheck protection and pension reform.

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