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
Local 1776 played a significant role at the United Food and Commercial Workers 7th Regular Convention as representatives from hundreds of locals all across the U.S. and Canada gathered in Chicago, IL.
Leading the Local: Both in and out of delegation proceedings, Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young, IV was a strong voice on a range of issues.
Ten current or recently fired Walmart workers were arrested in Washington, DC in late August for peaceful civil disobedience near Walmart's downtown office. This action comes after the company fired or disciplined more than 70 workers for going on strike.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has teamed with MoveOn.org in the campaign for fairness and equality a realistic minimum wage. View his video here.
August 5, 2013 -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has reported record revenues of $2.17 billion-- a 4.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2011-12; and record total contributions to the General Fund in profits, taxes and other transfers of more than $660 million-- an increase of $21 million over last FY.
Former assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department's civil rights division and President Obama's nominee, Thomas Perez, has been confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
With the PA House and Senate adjourned for the summer, the Wine and Spirits privatization bill remains on hold until September.
The media are carrying reports suggesting the fight is over. But at best, it's over only for now. House Leader Mike Turzai is clear he'll resume the push for privatization in September.