Regarding privatizing the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board stores, I am opposed to privatization. The politicians are lying to everyone; why would you sell and completely ruin 5,000 employees plus their family lives in order to plug a state deficit, a job which they could not get done in the first place? This will ultimately cause huge problems in our state and the consequences will be severe.
As a state store employee, I know that the PLCB has been doing everything in its power to improve the system by modernizing stores and providing great customer service. The PLCB also makes a significant contribution to the state as it is, in addition to PLCB employees paying taxes. They also monitor sales to intoxicated people and those who are underage. I adamantly disagree with privatization and urge a look at the big picture.
Perhaps the governor should debate Wendell Young, the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. Only then will you know the truth as to why we should modernize, not privatize.