UFCW Local 1994/MCGEO has reached a tentative one-year agreement with Montgomery County. The agreement calls for wage increases based on years of service; bargaining teams will return to the table this fall to deal with issues still outstanding. The local also scored a victory last week when one of the bills that would have privatized the Dept. of Liquor Control was pulled from the 2016 legislative agenda and the other looked likely to be withdrawn as well. The DLC generates more than $30 million a year in revenue that's transferred to the general fund for other uses, and nearly 350 Local 1994 jobs were at stake. “Without the solidarity and activism of our membership, we would have had a very different outcome,” said Local 1994 president Gino Renne. Local 1994 members traveled to Annapolis in February to demonstrate their opposition (right). photo courtesy UFCW 1994 Facebook page
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