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WENDELL W. YOUNG III, PRESIDENT OF UFCW LOCAL 1776, ISSUES STATEMENT

WENDELL W. YOUNG III, PRESIDENT OF UFCW LOCAL 1776, ISSUES STATEMENT
 NORRISTOWN, Pa., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Wendell W. Young III, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, announced on Feb. 12 at a meeting of approximately 260 union stewards that he has decided not to run for the office of the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.
 In his address, Young explained that mounting a campaign for the U.S. Senate was not personally feasible for him in 1992 because of responsibilities to the members of Local 1776 and his family.
 "Running for the Senate in this day and age of multi-million dollar campaigns and non-stop barnstorming is a full-time job and I already have three very important jobs: the president of this local labor union, husband and father."
 Young went on to explain, however, that he would continue to speak out on the important issues of this election and to offer an issues agenda for redirecting the country back to the basics, like good jobs, affordable healthcare and secure pensions.
 "The fight for issues and setting an agenda for getting this country back on track has just begun, and I intend to play a very active role in that struggle." Speaking as the president of a 24,000-member labor union, Young said, "I will use my office to take on President Bush, Senator Specter and the rest of the Washington crowd and to identify the fundamental change that is needed to get this country moving again and to restore the American dream for working people and the middle class."
 Young concluded by thanking the many people from all walks of life who provided him with advice and counsel and encouragement while he was considering this big political step and urged them to stay involved in the political process and to carefully study the issues and the candidates before casting their votes.
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 /CONTACT: Wendell W. Young III, or Basil Merenda of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, 215-457-5200/ CO: United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1776 ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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