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    • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

    • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

    • The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.

    • 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.

      What's New at IBT 776

      Recently Local 776 Members at Amsted Rail ratified a new four year agreement. At the conclusion of negotiations 82% of the eligible members voted on the tentative agreement, with 75% of those voting in favor of the pact.

      Highlights of the new agreement include: steady wage increases each year of the agreement, no increases in health care costs for the first year; with a cap for any future increases, 20% increase in the company's 401k matching contribution, an increase in bereavement days off for immediate family members, significant improvements on vacation for new hires after one year, and an increase in the weekly accident and sickness pay benefit. In addition there was a signing bonus and an early wage increase for the three months prior to the agreement going into effect. The new agreement runs from April 26, 2020 thru April 27, 2024.

      Local 776 Business Agent Ron Hicks would like to thank the negotiating committee for their dedication and hard work they displayed during the negotiations and to congratulate them for bringing a highly acceptable offer to the membership for a vote. Additionally Ron would like to thank the members who supported the committee and realized the committee negotiated the best agreement possible by showing their overwhelming support by voting on the tentative agreement.

      Local 776, in conjunction with the IBT, is hosting a presentation pertaining to the history of the Teamsters Union. The best way to celebrate Teamster History is to learn about the actions and events of those who came before us, who stood together to form a Union and a Labor Movement that improved working and living standards for American families and communities. These workers fought for the rights and privileges that today most Americans take for granted.

      Join us on March 7, 2020 for this informative and enlightening look at our Union. There will be a lunch intermission with food provided by Get Smok’d BBQ. Seats are filling fast, details can be found below to reserve yours!

      See you on March 7th!

      On February 7, 2020 UPS Harrisburg East Package Car Driver Benjamin Bentz was inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor. UPS’s prestigious Circle of Honor is reserved only for the best of the best – those drivers who achieve 25 or more years of accident-free driving. With UPS drivers from the Harrisburg East and West Centers looking on along with Local 776 representatives Benjamin was presented with his Circle of Honor Jacket by driver Steve Light, commemorating his accomplishment.

      Benjamin tries his Circle of Honor Jacket on for size with help from Steve Light!

      L to R - UPS Package Car Driver Sean Ferguson, Brother Benjamin Bentz, UPS Business Agent Dave Licht, Local 776 President Ed Thompson congratulate Ben on his milestone accomplishment!

      (Check out the banner in the top right corner!)

      Long time ABF employee and Teamsters Local 776 Union Steward Craig (Casey) Vogelsong has decided to hang up his fuel gloves after thirty-one (31) years. Brother Casey started his journey with ABF in June of 1988; Local 776 cannot thank Casey enough for his leadership, dedication and commitment as a Steward for the Brother’s and Sister’s working at ABF. Happy Retirement!

      Local 776 Business Agent Dave Wolf (Center), with Casey’s 15:00 yard jockey crew, wish Casey best of luck in retirement.

      The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was founded in 1903. The Teamsters mission is to organize and educate workers towards a higher standard of living. There are currently 1.4 million members under 21 Industrial Divisions that include virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non professional, private sector and public sector.The Teamsters Union has a rich history that helped to shape the American Labor Movement.

      Local 776, in conjunction with the IBT, is hosting a presentation pertaining to the history of the Teamsters Union. Join us on March 7, 2020 for this informative and enlightening look at our Union. Full details can be found below:

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      A daily radio show that focuses on working family issues. Hosted by Rick Smith, a Teamster member from Pennsylvania.

      "Where working people come to talk"

      Rick also hosts a daily segment  on labor history at 2:00 PM

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