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    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ED THOMPSON
    Since launching the new website we have added many articles and events to the website. The “Contact Us” page is again active, and the “events calendar” is quickly filling up! Also we have begun communicating with the members who have signed up for email alerts. Keep checking back; there’s more to come. Please take a moment to register as a Local 776 member or retiree.

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    • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

    • First Student employees’ collective bargaining agreement with the company, which covers more than 21,000 workers, expires on March 31, 2015. Employees at First Student made history when they voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national master agreement on June 1, 2011, and it is time to renegotiate that agreement. Turn to this page to get the latest contract news and updates. The first round of negotiations is scheduled for January 27-28, 2015. The national contract expires March 31, 2015.

    • At the Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal in the Bronx, 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 have been working under harsh conditions without a raise several times since the recession. They are asking management for a fair wage – a pay hike of $25 a week. Management is refusing and the workers voted to authorize a strike at 4 p.m. on Jan 18. The workers who feed New York should be able to feed their families.

    • Teamsters are standing together to protect good jobs as Sysco, the country’s largest foodservice provider, attempts to purchase its only national competitor, US Foods. Join our campaign to demand that Sysco and US Foods honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and protect the livelihoods of the men and women who make these companies leaders in the industry. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

    • Taylor Farms workers in Tracy, California are standing up against poverty wages, disrespect and severe violations of their most basic rights. These 900 food processing workers in the Central Valley cut, wash and package salads and other products for the largest supplier of fresh-cut produce in the country. They feed the customers of major grocers, retailers and restaurant chains, including Walmart and McDonald’s.

      With a revenue of $1.8 billion in 2012, Taylor Farms can afford to treat its workers in Tracy with dignity and pay fair wages, just like their Teamster coworkers have at Taylor Farms’ facilities in Salinas, California. But when workers came together to organize with Teamsters Local 601, the company responded mercilessly. It fired, harassed, and punished workers for supporting the union. The company threatened immigrant workers with deportation, hiring an army of union-busters to run a non-stop fear campaign. During an NLRB election for union representation, Taylor Farms deployed a goon squad of supervisors to intimidate workers. The company’s violations were so egregious that the Labor Board impounded ballots while it investigates hundreds of Unfair Labor Practice charges.

      Workers in Tracy, following in the footsteps of labor leader and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, are taking their fight to the public. The workers’ struggle for a better life for their families is supported by Teamsters in California and nationwide. We are building a movement for respect for the workers who feed America.

      ¡Si Se Puede!

    • Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are fed up!

      After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

    • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
      More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
      Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

    • Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.

    • Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

      You've heard it said that the best defense is a good offense. In the war on workers, Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

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    • 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.

      Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (H.R. 5), including an amendment from Representatives Rodney Davis of Illinois and David Joyce of Ohio that would protect collective bargaining for education workers where it already exists. Can you please send an email to your Representative today and ask that he or she support the Davis/Joyce Amendment?

      The Davis/Joyce Amendment protects the savings clause of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to ensure that nothing in federal law can be construed to terminate or overturn a state or local collective bargaining law, memorandum, or other agreements. This amendment will provide certainty to local and state entities that current collective bargaining agreements will remain in place.

      Please stand in solidarity with our nation’s education workers and help protect their voices – please email your Representative today and ask for a YES vote on the Davis/Joyce Amendment to H.R. 5.

      Paycheck Protection Legislation

      Local State Senator Scott Wagner again attacks Organized Labor. To view the story and take action against Wagner's latest attempt at "paycheck protection" follow the link below:

      Paycheck Protection

      Judge Approves Agreement Ending Government Oversight Of Teamsters Union

      To view the full story of the decision follow the link below:

      End of Government Oversight

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      Employees of Intermodal Services of America who work at the Rutherford Rail Yard in Harrisburg, PA overwhelmingly voted to join Teamsters Local 776. By a resounding 38-1 vote the workers sent a strong message that they are united in organizing with the Teamsters and negotiating a strong contract.

      After receiving news of the ballot count Local 776 President Edgar Thompson commented: “We're thrilled to welcome our newest members to the Teamsters family and we look forward to addressing their issues at the bargaining table so they can enjoy the benefits of a strong Teamster contract,”

      "Thumbs Up" For Local 776!

      Employees of Intermodal Services of America who work at the Rutherford Rail Yard in Harrisburg, PA overwhelmingly voted to join Teamsters Local 776. By a resounding 38-1 vote the workers sent a strong message that they are united in organizing with the Teamsters and negotiating a strong contract.

      After receiving news of the ballot count Local 776 President Edgar Thompson commented: “We're thrilled to welcome our newest members to the Teamsters family and we look forward to addressing their issues at the bargaining table so they can enjoy the benefits of a strong Teamster contract,”

      "Thumbs Up" For Local 776!


      January 2015 Monthly Membership Meeting.

      Local 776 held their Monthly Membership Meeting on January 11, 2015. A full-house was on hand to witness IBT International Vice-President William Hamilton administer the oath of office to the newly elected Officers and Business Agents.

      President Ed Thompson recognized numerous past local Union Officers who were in attendance including Ron Fike, Tom Griffith, Mel Harris, George Smart, Bobby Snyder, and Last but not Least; Dan Virtue.

      After a brief “State Of The Union” report by President Thompson the meeting continued with the normal order of business.

      To view photos from the Membership Meeting visit the Photo Gallery located on the home Page Main Menu.


      On January 11, 2015 Local 776 held a Steward's Meeting at the Harrisburg, PA Union Hall. The meeting gave the stewards the opportunity to meet all of the newly elected Officers and Business Agents and discuss issues pertaining to their specific workplace. Local Union President Ed Thompson greeted all of the Stewards, after opening remarks and a brief report on the "State of The Local" each Business Agent introduced themselves.

      Steward's meetings are scheduled regularly throughout the year, check the Events Calendar under the Member Resources Page for dates.

      Local Union President Ed Thompson addresses the Stewards

      To view more photos from the Stewards Meeting please visit the Photo Gallery located on the Main Menu.


      On January 11,2015 IBT International Vice-President and President of the PA. Conference of Teamsters William Hamilton attended the monthly membership meeting of the Local to administer the oath of office to the Local's newly elected Officers and Business Agents. Prior to administering the oath of office International V.P. Hamilton offered the IBT's and The Pa. Conference of Teamsters Support to Local 776.



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      Opening remarks by IBT V.P. Hamilton

      V.P. Hamilton administers the oath of office

      Congratulations to Local 776 President Thompson and his team
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