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State Labor Leaders Denounce House Bill That Liberalizes Alcohol Sales And Undermines Publicly Owned Wine And Spirits Stores

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO leaders denounce bill as anti-worker and ideologically driven by misguided legislative leaders bent on privatizing the jobs of public workers. Harrisburg (June 8, 2016) – In a strong statement of disappointment, the top elected leaders of Pennsylvania’s labor movement today issued statements denouncing the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passage of HB1690 expanding state wine sales to private retailers. Read More

Governor Corbett’s Budget Address Sounded More Like A Political Speech Than A Budget Address

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, in commenting on Governor Corbett’s budget address, said that it sounded more like a campaign speech than a budget address. It was long rhetoric but very short on specifics. Read More

PA Wine And Spirits Stores Report Record Profits For The State

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released a report on August 5th stating that the Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores generated approximately $2.2 billion in revenue in 2012-13, supplying more than $512 million to the Pennsylvania Treasury. Additionally $23.9 million was provided to the Pennsylvania State Police for the enforcement of liquor laws and approximately $2.6 million was allocated to the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Read More