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      Thanks to all the stewards who were able to participate in this year's Steward's Conference
      Vireo Health Employees Ratify First Cannabis Union Contract in Pennsylvania with UFCW 1776KS
      UFCW 1776KS Takes on Lidl Grocery Stores to Protect Good Jobs & Strong Communities
      Wendell Young IV with Governor Wolf
      Public Sector Workers need OSHA Protections in PA!
      UFCW Local 1776KS is the Cannabis Union!
      We met with medical cannabis workers at PA Medical Solutions for a general membership meeting! They are working towards their first union contract!
      Raise the Wage!
      Michele Kessler Named a Commissioner on the First Statewide LGBTQ Affairs Commission
      Wendell Young IV UFCW 1776KS President Dear UFCW 1776KS Member, I have said many times that our diversity at UFCW 1776KS is one of our greatest strengths.
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      Local President Wendell Young IV Urges Consumers to Help Keep Workers & Each Other Safe PLYMOUTH MEETING (APRIL 10, 2020) UFCW 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV announced today that the Local is distributing face shields to frontline, essential employees who continue working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our top priority is to keep our members safe.
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      Brothers and Sisters, Nothing is more important to the Local 1776KS team than the safety and well-being of our members, who heroically continue to work during this devastating COVID 19 pandemic. To help you, your families, and coworkers, we have obtained 25,000 face shields for our members. We will begin distributing these shields beginning this Friday - April 10 - and through next week across the Local.
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      Today, thanks in part to pressure from UFCW 1776KS, the PA Secretary of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, signed an order that provides instruction for life-sustaining businesses to remain operating. In addition to maintaining pre-existing cleaning protocols, the order outlines these new protocols:
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      Below is a list of primary endorsements for the Pennsylvania Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Remember! You can now vote by mail-in ballot in PA. To apply for a mail-in ballot, please visit www.votespa.com.
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      Below is a list of primary endorsements for the West Virginia Primary Election on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.   Remember! You can now vote by mail-in ballot in PA. To apply for a mail-in ballot, please visit www.sos.wv.gov.
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      Please see the below message from State Senator John Yudichak. He and other local officials are setting up a Covid-19 task force to investigate worksites to make sure they are adhering to CDC guidelines and safety standards. Please see the link in the press release to fill out a survey about workplace safety issues you may be having at Mission so your voice is heard.
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      I am so proud of the women and men who are Local 1776 KS of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. While most Americans are sheltering at home, our members are keeping Pennsylvania fed, taking care of the elderly, and are confronting the dangers of COVID-19 every day at work to get the job done. And our members who are not working are paying an enormous economic price for the pandemic.
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      To All PLCB Members: I am writing to inform you that the Wolf administration has decided to furlough more than 9,000 state workers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, including members at the PLCB and other agencies.    The state will stop paying PLCB workers as of April 10. The administration will continue to provide health care benefits for all affected workers.
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      UFCW Local 1776 KS strives to keep members up to date on all facets of their union. An open dialogue between officials, staff and membership makes us stronger. Help us meet our communication goals by filling out the form at the link below. Click here to update your contact information.
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      Mission Members: (03/29/2020) Late Saturday evening, we reached an agreement with your Employer to improve your health and safety during this very unprecedented time.  The Company has agreed to provide replacement pay in the event a member is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is required by the Company to self-quarantine due to exposure to someone or if required by a medical provider.
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      To Wheeling Island Casino Employee: When West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ordered the closure of the state’s casinos due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we contacted Wheeling Island to discuss the protocols of the layoff. Management’s offer was unacceptable.
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      To All Mission Food Members Local 1776 Keystone State wants you to know that we are working hard to ensure that you have a safe and healthy work environment, and that we are in active communication with the Company to ensure that there are procedures put in place to reduce any potential for exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. Above all, we want to make sure that you remain healthy.
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      To All Wise Members I am pleased to inform our members at Wise will provide additional compensation in the form of a $2.00 per hour premium on all straight time hours worked. Details of the premium are outlined in a communication you will receive at the plant. This compensation is in recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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      Your Job at JBS Souderton   I am writing to share some very good news with our members at JBS Souderton. The company has agreed to provide bonuses worth up to $600 to qualified members in appreciation of your dedication and hard work throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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      To Cedarbrook Employees,   I am writing to inform you that Lehigh County has agreed to a temporary pay increase of $5.00 per hour for all hours worked for the current pay period of March 21, 2020 through April 3, 2020 and the next pay period of April 4, 2020 through April 17,2020.
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      UFCW President Wendell W. Young IV announced today that Kroger has openings at 11 stores in the Ohio Valley and the Local is partnering with the company to make sure our members who are currently out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis will receive strong consideration for these positions. Please, apply as soon as possible, as positions are filling up fast!
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      Dear UFCW 1776 KS Member,  We know that you are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis and that many of you are struggling with either a lack of or insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE).   We’re fighting to make sure you have the protection you need.
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      To All Giant Eagle Members: I am writing to provide some important updates regarding changes to the temporary bonus pay that the company has agreed to provide during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as updates on efforts to improve safety measure at worksites. The previously announced bonus of $1 per hour covered the period from Sunday, March 15 through yesterday, March 22.
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      To All Members: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our nation, in the midst of this crisis, I am writing to urge each of you to take a few minutes and catch your breath. It has been a very long and rough 10-14 days.
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      Dear UFCW Members, Our members at Caring Heights Community Care Nursing Home need your help! As you may know, there has been a shortage of face masks for healthcare workers. If you have masks you can donate, please mail them to:   234 Coraopolis Rd.
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      To All Fresh Grocer Members, I am writing to inform you that Fresh Grocer has agreed to provide all members a temporary bonus in appreciation of the incredible work you are all doing in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. I am extraordinarily proud of your dedication to the families and communities you are serving throughout incredibly difficult and challenging times.
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      To All Rite Aid Members, I am writing to inform you that Rite Aid has agreed to provide all members a temporary bonus in appreciation of the incredible work you are all doing in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. I am extraordinarily proud of your dedication to the families and communities you are serving throughout incredibly difficult and challenging times.
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      To All Rite Aid Members, I am writing to inform you that Rite Aid has agreed to provide all members a temporary bonus in appreciation of the incredible work you are all doing in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. I am extraordinarily proud of your dedication to the families and communities you are serving throughout incredibly difficult and challenging times.
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      UFCW 1776KS Announces Temporary Bonus, Safety Measures for ShopRite Members PLYMOUTH MEETING (MARCH 21, 2020) – UFCW 1776KS President Wendell W. Young IV announced that ShopRite has agreed to a temporary bonus for members.
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      UFCW 1776KS Announces Temporary Bonus, Safety Measures for Giant Eagle Members PLYMOUTH MEETING (MARCH 21, 2020) – UFCW 1776KS President Wendell W. Young IV announced that Giant Eagle has agreed to a temporary bonus for members.
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      UFCW 1776 Keystone State Announces Temporary Wage “Premium” for Acme Members PLYMOUTH MEETING (MARCH 20, 2020) – UFCW 1776KS President Wendell W. Young IV announced that the Local has negotiated a temporary wage “premium” for members who work at Acme Markets.
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      Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article in which the reporter misquoted me, parsed comments, took a few things out of context, and just got some things wrong. I am sorry for the confusion this may have caused.
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      UFCW LOCAL 1776 Keystone State Launches COVID–19 Resource Center for Members & Families PLYMOUTH MEETING (March 16, 2020) UFCW 1776 Keystone State President Wendell W. Young IV today announced the launch of a COVID-19 Resource Center for the Local’s 35,000 members and their families.
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      Limited Physical Access to UFCW 1776KS Credit Union Offices Services Remain Available Online Read More...
      On March 2 and 3, more than 315 Local 1776KS shop stewards converged in “Happy Valley” – State College, PA – for a two-day educational conference at the Teamster-represented Penn Stater Hotel.
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      Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget BRINGS GOOD NEWS FOR UFCW 1776KS MEMBERS https://files.constantcontact.com/825f4aa0301/da03747a-42dc-4f27-944c-c18906b8381e.
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      As you all know by now, the Union has hired a reputable bankruptcy firm, Elliott Greenleaf, P.C., to handle your claims and they are fully engaged with the Debtors to finalize your claims and have it approved by the Bankruptcy Court. We know that you received information from the Debtors, which is confusing, and I want to explain the information sent to you by the Debtors.
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