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.
Workers’ Memorial Day is observed in York and Adams Counties on April 28th to remember workers who lost their lives on their job. The York-Adams Counties Central Labor Council AFL-CIO; York, Pennsylvania sponsors The Richard L. Boyd Workers’ Memorial Day Essay Contest, offering a scholarship to eligible High School Seniors. For details follow the link below:Download: Workers Memorial Day Essay Contest 2015.pdf
Marching bands, bagpipes, and plenty of kilts! Local 776 participated in the Harrisburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on Saturday March 21, 2015. Local 776 Officers, Business Agents, members and their families came out to support the Local Union in the parade. Commented Local President Ed Thompson, “I would like to thank the members who took the time to come out on a Saturday to support the Local Union. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a long tradition in Harrisburg and the Local feels it is important to become involved in the community”.To view more photos from the Parade please visit the Photo Gallery
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Teamsters Local 776 has an established Scholarship Fund at the Harrisburg Area Community College, which enables talented students to pursue a higher education. Scholarship recipients may be either full or part-time students. The deadline for appying for a scholarship is April 1st. of each year. Please visit the Teamsters Scholarships Page under Member Resources for more information.
On Sunday March 8, 2015 Local 776 President Ed Thompson made a special presentation. Maura Vrabel, daughter of Local 776 member Richard Vrabel, was presented with a JR Hoffa Memorial Scholarship. Maura, a freshman at Notre Dame University who is majoring in chemical engineering, thanked the Teamsters for selecting her as a finalist. Richard, a member of the Local Union for 16 years is a road driver at ABF Freight System.
Speaking on the award President Thompson commented: “The Local Union is proud that someone from the next generation of leaders is from a Teamsters Family and recognizes the importance of organized labor. As Maura stated in her essay, through our efforts of collective bargaining Unions don’t just set the bar for wages in our contracts but raise the bar for all workers. Congratulations to Maura for being selected a JR Hoffa Memorial Scholarship finalist.”
Left to right: Sec.-Tres. Ron Hicks, Pres. Ed Thompson, Maura Vrabel, Richard Vrabel
Pres. Thompson intrduces Maura to the membership
The deadline for applying for a JR Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year is March 31, 2015. Information can be found on the Scholarship Page under member resources.
To view Maura's essay follow the link below.Download: James R Hoffa Memorial Essay Scholarship Maura Vrabel.pdf
On March 7, 2015 Local 776 hosted a Stewards Training Seminar presented by the IBT. After opening remarks by Local 776 President Ed Thompson Bill Munger, the IBT Eastern Region Training coordinator, was introduced by Ed.
Bill had a full day planned for the Stewards; they began by working on a questionnaire of their roles and responsibilities as stewards. Next, the Stewards were given 10 scenarios and, using a mock contract, determine if contract language had been violated. Lastly, using a case study the Stewards applied their knowledge by role-playing the first step grievance meeting.
Due to the overwhelming response by the Stewards and with class size limited to 50 people, additional training seminars will be scheduled later in the year.
Commented President Thompson “Often Stewards are the members first line of communication with the Local Union. It is important that Stewards understand their rights under the law and their responsibilities and rights under their respective collective bargaining agreement. The training offered to the Stewards by the Local Union is another effort to do the job we were elected to do”
To view more photos from the seminar visit the photo gallery
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