Chris Stigall spoke with Wendell Young of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 about the union’s opposition to allowing sales of beer and wine in convenience and grocery stores.
Chris covers the latest in the saga of Donald Sterling, the latest union ad against liquor privatization and Secretary of State John Kerry comparing Israel to an apartheid state. He talks to Wendell Young from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 and Foreign Policy Analyst Ed Turzanski.
Chris details the restraining order issued that could provide a lung for a Newtown Square girl in need of a transplant and the collapse of a building yesterday in Center City. He talks to Senator Pat Toomey and hosts a debate between Katrina Anderson of the Commonwealth Foundation and Wendell Young of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union on the privatization of Pennsylvania’s state owned liquor stores.
Wendell Young III, a long-time union leader and labor giant in the Delaware Valley, passed away in his Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County home Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 74.
The state House has recessed for the week without a much-anticipated vote on privatizing the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.
“This has zero bearing on privatization efforts. You can’t force a private employer to abide by that contract,” a Corbett spokesman said.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.
Chris hosts a debate on whether or not to privatize Pennsylvania’s state run liquor stores, he talks to Judge Andrew Napolitano about his new book and updates the latest with the Occupy Wall Street Protests.
House majority leader Mike Turzai proposes auctioning off a total of 1,250 licenses for retail stores -– essentially doubling the number of outlets –- with two categories of licenses, based on store size.