Northwest Philadelphia reacts to liquor store privatization bill

    Union members, store clerks and legislators around Northwest Philadelphia are preparing for the worst should Pennsylvania decide to privatize its liquor stores.

    United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776, has been most outspoken, and President Wendell W. Young IV says he wants to find a way to make House Republican Majority Leader Mike Turzai see that the job cuts that could result from privatization may not be replaced by the private sector.

    NewsWorks contributor Janis Chakars also spoke with Rep. Pamela DeLissio and Sen. Vincent Hughes about Turzai’s bill, as well a union shop steward in Roxborough.

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