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      Showing solidarity with the Italian General Confederation of Labor!
      PA Democratic Candidate for Governor Tom Wolf shakes hands with 1776 Acme member Jim McClosky
      Will you "Turn Out" November 4th?
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      Local 1776 members: Save on your wireless bill with AT&T!
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      Local 1776 endorses Tom Wolf for Governor
      Proudly supporting the PFT rally for teachers and students
      JBS workers get ready to rock the vote November 4th!
      Congratulations to the newly registered voters!
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      The Italian Government plans on making a reform to the law on workers’ rights – one that will have dramatic consequences for workers. The reform would cancel the clause of the Workers’ Statute, which imposes the reintegration in the work place for a worker, in the case he or she has been victim of an unfair firing.
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      Watch Local 1776 President Wendell Young, IV debate the issue of raising the minimum wage on WFMZ's Business Matters.  Discussing the issue with President Young was Thomas Sestak, Amy Dech, Katrina Anderson of the PA Commonwealth Foundation, Joe Ruffino owner of Biaggio Pizzeria & Family and Restaurant, Tyler Rogers of Safe Harbor Easton.
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      On October 8, the School Reform Commission (SRC) made the disgraceful decision to cancel their union contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT). Imposing terms unilat­erally is an attack not only on more than 12,000 dedicated teachers, counsellors, school nurs­es, support personnel and the children they teach and care for — it also was a direct attack on collective bargaining.
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      Congratulations to all the newly registered voters at the Local 1776 Represented JBS plant in Souderton, PA! These workers know the value of registering to vote and will be making their voice heard on Tuesday, November 4th.  Need to register?  Click here. Registered and ready to vote.
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      Union Steward Jen Pulaski, a 12-year veteran at Hormel's Beloit, Wisconsin plant needs your help! Earlier this year, Jen was disciplined and eventually fired for doing her duties as a Union Steward -- testifying at an arbitration hearing, attending a union meeting and supporting legal action to ensure workers were paid properly while on the clock.
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      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.
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      Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 ratified a three-year agreement with Rite Aid yesterday evening. The new agreement includes wage increases and maintains quality health benefits. Wendell W. Young, IV, President of UFCW Local 1776 said early negotiation meetings helped make certain the contract was ratified in a timely manner.
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      Congratulations to the workers of JBS in Souderton, PA on ratifying a new five-year agreement as of August 6, 2014. Negotiations for a new agreement began last December.  The members bargained in solidarity for quality and affordable healthcare and fair wage increases.  Many members participated in various chain activities, including member Michelet Felix of the FAB department.
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      After working under contract extension since February 2012, Acme members have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new six-year agreement with Acme Markets. The agreement provides wage increases, benefit security and increased job security. Acme members can log in to view the full contract.
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      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.
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