• August 18, 2017
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      Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 44: Wendell Young IV

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      ShopRite Members Secure a New Union Contract!
      Dear UFCW 1776 Family,   We are incredibly saddened by the events that took place on Saturday in Charlottesville, VA. Tragedy struck in the form of a heinous and blatantly racist attack on the American people. Hundreds of white nationalists descended onto the city with torches and guns for a "Unite the Right" march.
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      UFCW Free College Benefit UFCW members, check this out! Thanks to UFCW’s Free College benefit, you can now earn an associate degree online through Eastern Gateway Community College.
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      Dear PLCB member, The spending portion of the state budget was passed by the General Assembly on Friday, June 30th. However, lawmakers will be returning this week to consider revenue options on how to pay for this year’s state budget plan.
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      PITTSTON - (06/16/2017) As was reported in our May 2017 Negotiation Update, our first bargaining sessions with your Company were held on June 14th and 15th at the Local 1776 Northeast Division Offices in Pittston, Luzerne County.  At that time, your Bargaining Team presented a comprehensive contract proposal to Rite Aid.
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      PLYMOUTH MEETING – (05/25/2017) ShopRite members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract. On Thursday, more than a thousand UFCW 1776 members from Ammons, Browns, Colligas, Collins, R&R, Zallie’s and Cowhey ShopRites, filled the Union Hall to hear the latest on their contract at two meetings.
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      UFCW Local 1776 held meetings on May 19th, with Mission Food employees to discuss the latest status of contract negotiations with Mission Foods.
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      On Monday, May 8, 2017, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid jointly notified the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that they have complied with the agency’s additional request for information related to the proposed merger.
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      Shop Stewards are a source of information about the Union and are also your first line of defense on the job if you are facing discipline or any adverse treatment. The Stewards listed above have received extensive training from Local 1776 on how to represent you in the workplace, and you should feel confident in their abilities. Your Shop Stewards have the right under federal law to represent the interests of their co-workers, without Company retaliation or discrimination targeted at either them or you.
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      Congratulations Salus University members on a new three-year agreement which was overwhelmingly ratified this evening! President Young and Local 1776 would like to thank the bargaining committee for the hard work it took to achieve this agreement.  If Salus members have any questions. Please contact Local 1776 Representative Barbara Johnson at 610-940-1842.
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      HARRISBURG – (4/06/2017) On Monday, April 4, 2017, the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee voted on two liquor privatization bills: House Bill 438 and House Bill 991. Despite short notice, Local 1776 members filled the meeting room where the vote took place, and policymakers throughout the Capitol complimented Local members for their activism.
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      HARRISBURG – (3/30/2017) President Wendell W. Young, IV was a guest on WITF's Smart Talk to discuss the problems with wine and liquor privatization in Pennsylvania. Currently, the PA House of Representatives, led by Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), is considering a few different bills which would lead to an expansion of liquor and the problems it causes.
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      PITTSTON – (03/29/2017) UFCW 1776 invests heavily in educating stewards because the Local recognizes how important it is for our members to have the best representation possible.
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      PLYMOUTH MEETING – (02/16/2017) With UFCW Local 1776, members have a voice in their workplace through a union contract. The contract is negotiated by members with their employers. Working conditions, pay and many other aspects of employment are spelled out in the agreement.
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      PLYMOUTH MEETING – (02/07/2017) Wendell W. Young IV, President of UFCW Local 1776, urged lawmakers to support Governor Tom Wolf’s proposals to increase the minimum wage...
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      HARRISBURG – (01/29/2017) Now is the time to tell your state senator union busting is not OK! In Harrisburg, politicians, influenced by outside money from billionaires, want to take away your voice. Today, anti-union "paycheck protection"
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      PHILADELPHIA — (12/08/2016) Many people in Philadelphia woke up with a new union supermarket to shop at. This morning, Burns Family Fresh Grocer opened their doors at 3021 Grays Ferry Ave in Philadelphia. UFCW Local 1776 Welcomes our 3rd Fresh Grocer and we look forward to representing the many new members who work there.
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      MEADVILLE – (12/02/2016) The recent complaints from representatives of the distilled spirits industry (“Liquor system changes could lead to markups,” Nov. 22) about the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s new flexible pricing policy show the true concerns of those industry members: themselves.
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