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
Local 776 has been hard at work fighting subcontracting at UPS Freight. With diligence, hard work and industry, Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth has shepherded four Local 776 subcontracting cases against UPS Freight all the way through the grievance process.
Starting with requests of information, the reports are broken down lane by lane to determine if a violation exists. Two-way freight and a pattern of repeatedly subcontracted loads in a lane is a requirement for the filing of a Grievance Report. The process required eye-blurring checking of freight lanes and load records, filing the original grievances, and eventually, arguing the cases before the Eastern Regional Teamsters/UPS Freight Grievance Panel. That Panel deadlocked sending the cases on to the UPS Freight National Committee for consideration.
In June, Business Agent Spencer Dearth argued these cases before the National Committee. Since the National Committee was unable to make a decision on these cases, Dearth successfully convinced the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to file these cases for Arbitration.
As an example of the difficulty of making the cases, winning the arguments and reaching the Arbitration stage, only one other case in eight contract years reached Arbitration before Local 776 and Dearth won IBT Arbitration approval for four cases. The fight continues.
Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth (L) and Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks (R) pour over records to discover UPS Freight subcontracting violations.
IBT notification that the subcontracting grievances will be heard by an arbitrator.
Penn State football is just around the corner! Tickets are still available for the two Organized Labor Ticket Promotions. All Teamsters, including their families and friends, can purchase discounted tickets to the Big Ten home opener against Indiana on September 30th, and Senior Day against Nebraska on November 18th .
To purchase your discounted tickets, click here, or visit www.gopsusports.com/teamster (case sensitive) and use the promo code TEAMSTER. If you are experiencing difficulties with the link, would like to order more than 10 tickets, or to purchase parking, please contact Dave Bittner with Penn State Athletics at 814-863-1109 or at DZB91@PSU.EDU.
Tickets are going quickly, don’t delay and be left watching the game on TV!
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations today, July 25th. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017.
Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations.
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.
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