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.
A National Right to Work bill has been introduced in the House. This legislation, H.R. 785, will have real consequences for working men and women across the country. Right to Work laws drive down wages and decrease workplace safety. In states that have enacted Right to Work laws, the impact is clear:
Average Annual wages are nearly $5,000 lower.
Workplace death rates are 52% higher.
The uninsured population is 20% higher.
For more information on this latest attack on organized labor please follow the link below:
Additionally, at this site you can look up your elected representatives by your zip code and send them an email message to oppose right to work legislation. While these mass emails are effective in alerting your representatives to your oppostion to this legislation the best way to contact your representatives is with a personal letter. To download, view, and print a sample letter to your representative follow the link below:
To help with addressing your letter follow the links below to websites listing Representatives and Senators of Congress By inserting your zip code you will be directed to your officials and their mailing addresses.
Make your voice be heard; call and write your elected officials and urge them to stop this latest attack in the war on workers. All this legislation is is the "Right To Work....For less"
Recently the IBT announced two important appointments to key Freight and UPS positions.
Ernie Soehl has been appointed by IBT General President Jim Hoffa to lead the Teamsters National Freight Divison. To read more about the appointment follow the link below:
Additionally IBT General President Jim Hoffa announced that Sean O'Brien has been appointed as the Director of the Teamsters Package Division; which represnets over 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. To read more about the appointment follow the link below:
The war on workers; it continues daily. Bad trade deals, companies moving manufacturing overseas, workers rights to organize and bargain collectively under attack. Yet there are some who say these things don't matter, that workers don't need Unions anymore. The War on Workers isn't something that was just made up; it is real and affects all workers daily. Abraham Lincoln recognized the importance of labor and was quick to defend it in the quote below:
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded a $10,000 Scholarship to Alexandra Kohr, Daughter of Jeff and Helen Kohr. Jeff, a Teamster since 1993, works at the Hershey Medical Center. Alexandra was introduced to the membership at the January monthly membership meeting. She will be attending Penn State University in the fall of the year.
“I’m proud of Alexandra and her accomplishment as a Hoffa Scholarship Finalist,” stated Local 776 President Ed Thompson. “In addition to the Hoffa Scholarships there are additional Scholarships awarded by the Local Union. I encourage all eligible persons to apply.”
L-R: Jeff Kohr, Helen Kohr, Alexandra, Local 776 Pres. Ed Thompson,
Local 776 Secretary/Treasurer Ron Hicks
Alexandra addresses the membership
Information concerning the J.R. Hoffa and Local 776 Scholarships can be found on the
"Member Resources" page
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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
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