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.
Summer Meeting Notice By a vote of the membership in attendance at the May 2017 monthly membership meeting the monthly meetings for June, July, and August 2017 have been suspended. The Local Union would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you at the Local picnic, the golf outing, and when monthly membership meetings resume in September. Teamster Nation Podcast Looking for the Teamsters Podcast? It's still available; it's just been moved. In order to get more room for Local 776 news the IBT Podcast is now located farther down the home page. Just scroll down the page for news and information from the IBT updated monthly. What's New at IBT 776
Recently local 776 sent the most recent Local 776 Newsletter to members. Did the mailman lose yours? did the dog chew it up? if so it's available on the downloads page under "Member Resources". Navigate to the downloads page and you will be able to download, view, and print the newsletter. The newsletter is a good way to keep up with happenings around Local 776.
When UPS Freight driver Charles Walters filed a grievance alleging an improper bidding practice during annual bids Business Agent Spencer Dearth went to work. Working through the UPSF grievance procedure it was determined that Charles’ contractual rights were violated; the error was corrected, and a settlement agreement with the company was negotiated. In appreciation of the work Spencer performed on his behalf Charles donated $250 of the settlement agreement to the Local 776 scholarship fund.
Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks (left) accepts a $250.00 donation to the Local 776 Scholarship Fund from UPS Freight Driver Charles Walters (center). The $250.00 came from a grievance settlement that Business Agent Spencer Dearth (right) had negotiated with UPS.
Attention all you golfers, hackers, and duffers! It’s that time of the year again; the local 776 golf outing is scheduled for Sunday August 6th 2017. Dust off those clubs, find your golf shoes and come on out for a day of golf with your fellow Teamsters. For full details follow the link below:
Please note that the deadline for registration is July 31, 2017. Spaces fill up quickly so don’t delay, get your group together and sign up!
Teamsters from all across the State came by the bus full to the state Capitol to let lawmakers know that right-to-work (RTW) and paycheck deception measures currently being considered by the Legislature are wrong for all workers in the state. More than 1,000 Teamsters were joined by hundreds of other union members who called upon elected officials not to turn their backs on their constituents by crushing the power of unions while paying employees less and providing fewer benefits as well.
Bill Hamilton, President of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and an IBT international vice president, said legislators need to become wise to what big business is trying to implement in the state. “There is no secret in any state that when right to work is implemented, wages drop and benefits drop,” he said. “Even if you are a non-union member, they drop. It is not a union issue anymore, it is a rights issue. And to take away the unions’ power, and that what this would do, take away the checks and balances we have in this country.”
Gov. Tom Wolf spoke out against the legislation at the rally, denouncing the attack on working Pennsylvanians.
“There is a concerted effort by many at the national and state level to damage working men and women's ability to fight for wages they deserve, benefits they have earned, and protections that are fair,” Gov. Wolf said. “The constant threat of legislation like right to work, like paycheck protection, is an assault on the market and the economy. Any legislation that makes it harder for employees to organize in turn makes it harder for businesses to provide quality products and services to their customers.” “Every worker in Pennsylvania right now has the right in his or her estimation to organize, to join a union, to form a union if a majority of their fellow workers feel that their workplace is not fair, if they feel their workplace is not safe,” Wolf said. “What could be fairer, what could be better for the working people of Pennsylvania than to give them and hold on to that fundamental right? That is what you are talking about today. It is that important. It is not about a special interest, it is not about a narrow group of people who benefit from this.”Bill Hamilton, President of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters was interviewed at the RallyTeamster Pride!Teamster Strong!
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