UFCW Local 1776 Merging With UFCW Local 23
To the members of UFCW Local 1776 and Local 23,
We are pleased to announce that that UFCW Local 1776 and 23 members have voted overwhelmingly to merge, creating Local 1776 Keystone State. We would like to thank the hundreds of Local 1776 and Local 23 members who came out to vote for this merger, and we are happy to announce that this was voted on with nearly 100% approval.
UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State will represent over 33,000 members across the state of Pennsylvania, and will be the United Food and Commercial Workers statewide Local. Local 1776 Keystone State will now have jurisdiction over the entire state of Pennsylvania, as well as parts of New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. We will represent dozens of industries across the Commonwealth, with hundreds of employers including Acme, the PA Wine & Spirits Stores, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Cargill, The Hershey Company, and more.
This is a fantastic result for the members of Local 1776 and Local 23. With strength in numbers, we will now have a louder voice at the bargaining table and in the workplace. Our statewide footprint will put us in a better bargaining position and we will be able to ramp up our organizing campaigns across the state, representing new members who deserve better wages, better benefits, and voices in their workplaces.
With a stronger united front, we are in our best position yet to negotiate tough contracts and provide better wages and benefits for our hardworking members. We will have more funds to pay for the services we provide members, improved resources to weather a strike or other action, and increased power when negotiating contracts and organizing workers.
Local 1776 and Local 23 have a long history of working together on many issues over the years, and we are excited to open a new chapter in this partnership. The effective date of the merger is May 1st, 2018, and we will be spending the months preceding working together to ensure a seamless transition to become UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State. Again, we would like to thank the members of Local 1776 and Local 23 for supporting this merger, and look forward to representing a united front of 33,000 members.
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