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
Today's federal minimum wage is badly out of date -- by decades. In 2012, with many corporations posting record-breaking profits, the U.S. economy is marked by two extremes. One extreme is soaring corporate profits and obscenely high executive salaries. The other is workers near or at the minimumn wage whose paycehcks continue to lose their value. For the latest report on the minimum wage from the National Employment Law Project, visit here.
First, Romney. Now, Santorum. Both telling lies about President Obama's welfare proposals. Philadelphia Daily News writer Will Bunch asks what to do when guys like this claim that the President wants to get rid of work requirements. Simple, he concludes. Say that they're not telling the truth! Visit here for the story.<
To all members of UFCW Local 1776:
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and safe Labor Day.
Today reminds us of the important contributions that working men and women and their unions have made to build a better life and stronger communities for all of us.
We face many challenges. But I’m confident that if we stand together our solidarity will mean better things at work and beyond for all of us.
Mitt Romney gave the biggest speech of his campaign at the Republican convention, but failed the chance to tell America what he’s done and what he might do as President. Must Watch: This new OFA video highlighting what Romney didn’t say.
Right-winger Todd Akin plays 'doctor;' highlights Paul Ryan's irresponsible drive to 'redefine' rape
How radical and iresponsible can the right wing get? Try this:
Local 1776's Legislative Education Forums proved to be a success for both members and legislators. At both the Pittston and Walton Road Campuses, members had the opportunity to have round table discussions with legislators in their area and discuss important issues that impact working families all across Pennsylvania. The relaxed setttings allowed for open dialogues that will help improve state legislative policy.