Welcome to UFCW Local 1776's website. Our goal is for the site to be useful to all of our members, and to make it the online place to share information and interact with everyone committed to building a better life for working men and women. Please register on the site to get updates from the Local. Send us your suggestions by visiting the "Contact Us" tab or emailing here -- In Solidarity, Wendell W. Young, IV, President, UFCW Local 1776
House Bill 1507 and similar "Paycheck Protection" legislation -- or more accurately Paycheck Deception -- sets out to do one thing: cripple unions and their members by making it illegal to deduct union dues from members' paychecks. Unfortunately, union bashing is nothing new, but with lies about how payroll deductions work and union members' rights flooding the halls of the Capitol and the media, it's important we get it right.
Here's some things you need to know about paycheck deception:
Today, more than ever, working men and women must remember the words of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.
(Thursday, January 16, 2014): Perdue Farms, owner of 1776 represented BC Natural Chicken, has announced the closure of its Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania plant Wednesday, January 15. The plant employs 650 workers, approximately 500 of which are Local 1776 members, and is due to close by March 14, 2014.
Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young, IV was on The Rick Smith Show Wednesday, January 8th discussing Governor Tom Corbett and his corporate allies attempts to steal the assets of working men and women across Pennsylvania. Young's 20 minute interview
Recently, a Freedom of Information Request was made for the home addresses of all Pennsylvania State employees. Both Local 1776 and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board feel that it is not appropriate or safe to reveal the home addresses of our Wine and Spirit Store members; therefore, Local 1776 and the PLCB have sent objections to this request to the Commonwealth.