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.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation plans on January 1, 2018 to begin testing truck drivers and other “safety-sensitive” transportation employees for the semi-synthetic opioids hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone, the agency announced November 9, 2018
Part 40 Final Rule - DOT Summary of Changes
The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR52229). The rule, among other items, added four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). It also added methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and removed the testing for methylenedioxyethylamphetaime (MDEA).
When is the final rule effective?
The final rule is effective January 1, 2018.
What does this mean for employees?
You will also be tested for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). Some common names for these semi-synthetic opioids include OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, Exalgo®. In addition, you will no longer be tested for MDEA.
You can view the final rule on the following web site: www.transportation.gov/odapc/frpubs.
At the conclusion of the December monthly membership meeting the members in attendance were treated to a Christmas dinner. Ham, Turkey, and all the extras to go with it were offered. During the dinner members had their pick of items including Teamster apparel, and Poinsettia plants.
“The monthly membership meetings are an important tool for getting information to the members. But they are also important for building brotherhood among the members from the various employer groups we represent. I’m glad to see the members relaxing, enjoying the food, and enjoying each others company” commented President Ed Thompson.
Christmas; and kids! Christmas; and gifts! Christmas; and treats! On Saturday December 9, 2017 the Union Hall became Santa’s Christmas Land as Local 776 held its Christmas Party for members and retirees children and grandchildren. After a stop at Santa’s workshop for a gift next up was a visit with the Big Man himself! Followed by food, drinks, assorted sweet treats and a trip to the face painter! Again this year Local 776 Trustee Rob Smiley and his wife Janet provided fresh baked cookies for the party; transforming their home into a cookie factory where they baked 220 dozen (that’s 2,640!) cookies for all to enjoy!
President Ed Thompson was delighted at the crowd that filled the Hall. “These kids are our future. With our diverse membership it’s conceivable that when these kids join the workforce many of them will become Teamsters and they will remember the time they shared at the Union Hall. With hurried daily life it’s important to be able to have quality time with our families and friends. Our name says it all, the Brotherhood of Teamsters. I would like to thank the Officers, Agents, and Staff for all the time and effort put forth to insure the party was a success!”
It's all about the smiles!
Trying so hard NOT to smile!!
Kids of all ages love Christmas!!!
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On December 2, 2017 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for children in York County’s WIC (women, infants, and children) program. 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”.
Plenty of gifts and treats were on hand for the kids
The Hall was filled with the sounds of Christmas!
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