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
Could Mitt Romney be more out of touch? Here's a "must view:" the video that Mother Jones magazine uncovered in which Romney tells wealthy contributors that "47 percent" of Americans will vote for President Obama no matter what. He calls them "people who pay no income tax" who "are dependent on government." Then he delivers his big slam: "My job is not to worry about those people."
In an act of extreme courage, workers at Walmarts in Southern Califorinia have walked out to protest working conditions action against activists. Read the full story here.
It's hard to imagine that the 2012 Obama/Biden reelection effort could have gotten off to a better official start. The pundits are raving about the energy in the Convention hall, and are predicting a huge "bump" for the Democratic ticket.
CNN contributor Donna Brazile reminds her listeners of everything that unions have done for everyone! Visit here.
Today's federal minimum wage is badly out of date -- by decades.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.<