Welcome To Teamsters Local 776
Teamsters Local 776 is the largest Teamsters Local in Pennsylvania. Chartered by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1937, we are located in South-Central PA. Our diverse mix of over 8,500 members work in six different counties.
Local 776 member Sean Hightman recently set several world records in IPA (International Power Lifting Association) competition. Sean is a patrol officer with the West York Borough Police Department, having been with the force 4 ½ years, and trains at Chaillets Private Fitness in York. In March of this year Sean participated in the IPA Pennsylvania state open where he placed first in the Amateur raw men’s open and first in the Police division; totaling 1260 pounds between squat, bench and deadlift. Seeing that his hard work was paying off Sean prepared for the IPA national championships, which were help at York Barbell in York on November 19-20. Sean competed again in the raw amateur men’s open and in the Police category. Sean won first place in both categories and took home the best lifter award with a total of 1335 pounds while weighing in at 165 pounds. Sean finished the national meet with the following results; Squat 520 pounds (world record in the men’s open and police divisions), bench 315 (Police division world record) deadlift 500 and a total of 1335 pounds (Police division world record). This success at the national meet qualified Sean to compete at the IPA world’s competition, which is being held in Nova Scotia Canada in April 2017. Congratulations on your accomplishments Sean and good luck next year at the world competition.
Sean shows how it's done
Serious effort leads to world records
Sean and Local 776 BA Bill Olmeda
On December 3, 2016 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for children in York County’s WIC (women, infants, and children) program. The party was once again held at the recently renovated and reopened York Union Hall. Party committee chairman Rob Smiley, a Local 776 Trustee, and 776 TITAN operator Mandy Day worked together through the year to make sure that over 100 children from some of the areas most needy families had a brighter Christmas. Each child received a gift and a chance to meet with Santa, along with a bag of treats to take home. After meeting with Santa there were snacks and refreshments available for the kids and their families.
Local 776 President Ed Thompson commented, “As a service organization the Local has a responsibility to our members in the workplace as well as a responsibility to the members of our community. Helping these kids have a brighter holiday is one way we give back to the community” I would like to thank the members of the committee who put a lot of time and effort into making this event happen, and also a thank you to Stroehmann/ Maier’s Bakery and Canteen Foods Corp. for their generous contributions that helped filled the “goodie bags” for the Kids”.
The gifts are ready...
The "Goodie Bags...
...and the Treats are ready...
The Big Man is ready...
And the kids are excited!!
Merry Christmas Everybody!
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Recently a long-time Local 776 member decided it was time to start a new chapter in his life. Melvin “Mel” Harris, a 37 year employee of UPS decided it was time to stop pushing packages and join the ranks of the retired. While Mel spent his time at UPS working at the Harrisburg Hub he was active in the Local Union. Mel was a Steward for 30 years, and served on the Executive board for 4 1/2 years. Recognizing the importance of getting officials elected who share our views Mel was active with the Local’s political action committee; going out to the polls on election day to help get out the vote. When the Local would go out to the employer’s location with the Union truck and grill to meet with the members while serving hot dogs and drinks Mel could be found working the grill, introducing the members to the Local’s Officers and Agents.
Mel’s family, friends, and co-workers sent him off to retirement with a party at the Harrisburg American Legion. Mel is married to Phyllice; they have a daughter and two grandchildren. Their plans include spending more time with the grand kids and to do some traveling while enjoying retirement. At the party Local 776 President Ed Thompson congratulated Mel on his long career and thanked him for his time serving the Local Union.
Local Pres. Ed Thompson congratulates Mel
Mel's on the road to retirement!
Friends, family, and co-workwers gathered to wish Mel good luck
Teamsters Local 776's Annual Children's Christmas Party will be held on December 10, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Santa will be there, along with face painters, and food and gifts for all! Please follow the link below for details concerning the party!
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