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Updates: The attack on PA's Wine & Spirits stores
Commonwealth Foundation's online poll "disappears" after participants oppose efforts to privatize PA's Wine and Spirits stores.
April 3, 2013 -- Gov. Corbett admits he wants the Senate to pass privatization to ensure his re-election. Read the full story from Capitolwire.
March 21, 2013 -- PA House votes to privatize wine and liquor sales. The House voted 105-90 to approve the bill which would sell liquor licenses to private owners and eventually close all 600 Wine & Spirit Stores, leaving all 3,500 UFCW employees out of work. The fight is not over. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration. Do not delay--call your State Senator and tell them you oppose privatization of PA's Wine & Spirits Stores. UFCW urges Senate to look at common sense modernization legislation
March 18, 2013 -- The House Liquor Control Committee has voted to send a privatization bill to the floor of the House. This bill could pass as early as Wendesday, March 20, 2013 and would eliminate 3,500 family-sustaining UFCW jobs. We must come together and collectively take action.
Call, write, email and visit your State Senators and say privatization is wrong for you, your family, your community and ALL Pennsylvania taxpayers. Visit the "Find your State Senator" button on the right to find out your State Senator's name and contact information. Your phone call could make the difference in saving 3,500 family-sustaining UFCW jobs.
Please visit the "PA Wine & Spirits Stores Privatization" tab for continuing updates on the battle against privatization.