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January 19, 2010
RWDSU OPPOSES PLAN TO LEGALIZE WINE IN GROCERY STORES Statement from RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum
Governor Paterson’s ill-conceived plan to legalize wine in grocery stores will cost hundreds of good union jobs while allowing Big Box stores like Wal-Mart to squeeze out more corporate profits. The Governor’s own Law Review Commission on the State Liquor Authority recommended this idea be shelved until the economic impacts could be considered, yet the Governor chose to go ahead with this plan anyway. That makes no sense, especially in this very tough economy. The RWDSU is committed to defeating this job-killing plan, and will work with our brothers and sisters in the UFCW and the Teamsters to take our case to the Legislature.
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union represents 100,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
### Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW
30 E. 29th Street, New York, NY 10016 212-684-5300 fax 212-779-2809 www.rwdsu.org