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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.

    • 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

      Some things just naturally go together: Ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, cake and ice cream, the list goes on. As the action gears up for the NFL Super Bowl, nothing pairs with football action like an ice-cold beer made by companies that treat their workers with respect and give them a voice on the job. There are more than 250 union-made beers to choose from, and here are some of the favorites. For the complete list, visit the link below:

      Union-Made Brews

      Beck’s (IAM)                                                            Miller Genuine Draft (UAW, IAM, IUOE, IBT)

      Budweiser (IBT, IAM)                                               Moosehead (IBT)

      Busch (IAM, IBT)                                                      O’Doul’s (non-alcoholic) (IAM, IUOE, IBT)

      Coors (IBT)                                                               Pabst (UAW)

      Dundee (IBT)                                                            Red Tail Ale (IBT)

      Goose Island (IBT)                                                   Sam Adams Boston Lager (IBT, IUOE, SEIU)

      Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve (IUOE, IBT)      Schlitz (UAW)

      Killian’s (IUOE, IBT)                                                 Stella Artois (IAM)

      Land Shark Lager (IAM, IUOE, IBT)

      Lionshead (IUOE)

      Michelob (IAM, IUOE, IBT)

      Please Remember: Drink Responsibly!

       

      Every ten years a census has been conducted in the United States of America since 1790 (every year ending in “0”). This year, Pennsylvanians will again be asked to stand up and be counted.  Governor Wolf has initiated the 2020 Census Complete Count Commission to ensure that every Pennsylvanian is counted; the AFL-CIO State Federation is proud to endorse this effort and President Bloomingdale serves on the Commission. 

      “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons . . . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative”

       Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution

      This week the Commission held a press conference in the Capitol Rotunda to bring awareness to the issue.  In 2019, the Commission asked for funding to ensure that all Pennsylvanians are counted, but the state legislature only delivered a small fraction of the funds.  That means that it is more important than ever to get the word out and encourage everyone to be counted.

      All of Pennsylvania’s federal funding depends on the reported population data gathered from the Census.  The number of Representatives in Congress depends on these numbers; currently, PA is on track to lose one, if not two Representatives.  This is why we must have a complete count.

      Your voice matters.  Census Day is April 1, 2020.  And no, this is not an April Fools Joke.  You can fill out the census online, by mail, or by phone, and your response should only take a few minutes. 

      Pennsylvania is hiring part-time Census Takers around the state, offering living wages and flexible hours.  If you or someone you know is interested or available, please consider applying by following the link below:

      U.S. Census

      Recently Local 776 mailed the Winter 2020 issue of the 776 Review to the membership. Did the mailman lose yours? maybe it got mixed in with some leftover papers from the holidays? Your four-legged friend have fun with it? if any of the above applies don't worry; you can download, view, and print the newsletter by going to the downloads section under "Member Resources" on the home page!

      The application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has opened for 2020. The deadline for submission is March 2, 2020. The Fund is established solely to provide scholarships to the child or dependent of a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

      Detailed instructions on the Hoffa Scholarship fund as well as additional scholarships provided by Local 776 can be found under the “Member Resources” page.

      Organizing is hard work, just ask Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak. You have to play by a set of rules that are stacked in the employer’s favor, who tries every trick in the book to derail the organizing drive, while their Union busting attorney is making sure you are letter perfect. Below is an article on how widespread employer violations of federal labor are in Union organizing campaigns.

      A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board has ruled there is merit to claims Boeing Co. illegally fired five workers who support the International Association of Machinists union at the aerospace giant’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston. The ruling gives the IAM a preliminary win in its ongoing battle with Boeing over establishing a union presence in South Carolina-a right-to-work state with the nation’s lowest percentage of union workers. The charges will now be heard by an administrative law judge. The IAM is expected to file an injunction calling for the workers’ immediate return to their jobs while the case is pending. Boeing should “immediately reinstate our members, sit down now to negotiate a contract with its flight-line employees ... and get back to the business of working with the IAM and our members to build aircraft,” said Robert Martinez, the union’s national president. While Boeing has gained headlines recently for its union-busing campaign, a new report shows that the company is far from being alone: employers are charged in almost half of all union election campaigns. The report from the Economic Policy Institute summarizes its findings:

      “Employers were charged with violating federal law in 41.5% of all NLRB-supervised union elections in 2016 and 2017, with at least one ULP charge filed in each case.

      Firings: Under the most conservative measures, employers were charged with illegally firing workers in one-fifth (19.9%) of all elections. Using more comprehensive measures, employers were charged with illegally firing workers in nearly a third (29.6%) of all NLRB-supervised elections.

      Coercion, threats, retaliation: In nearly a third (29.2%) of all elections, employers were charged with illegally coercing, threatening, or retaliating against workers for supporting a union.

      Discipline, firings, and changes in work terms:  In nearly a third (29.3%) of all elections, employers were charged with illegally disciplining workers for supporting a union.

      Employers were more likely to be charged with violating the law where there were larger bargaining units: More than half (54.4%) of employers in elections involving more than 60 employees (roughly 25% of elections) were charged with violating federal law.”

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      The Rick Smith Show

      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

      To visit the Rick Smith Show Website follow the link below

      The Rick Smith Show

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