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
YRCW negotiations were held this past week. Full details can be found below in an update from the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee.
The Labor Wire
March 13, 2019
One year ago today, the labor movement delivered an upset victory, sending an unapologetically pro-union candidate to Congress and setting the table for a worker wave at the ballot box in 2018. In a suburban Pittsburgh district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump, union members mobilized and carried Conor Lamb over the finish line, delivering a message to thousands of candidates that embracing working people and our issues is the surest path to power.
A Sign of Things to Come
Lamb ran a campaign that placed unionism at the center of his platform. He proved himself as an advocate for working people, and in turn we came out in droves to support him.
In the months that followed, candidates across the country led worker-focused campaigns that highlighted unions as the solution to a rigged economy. In states like Illinois and Wisconsin, virulently anti-union governors were replaced by proven friends. And from city halls and state capitols to the U.S. Congress, more than 900 union members were elected to office.
The 2018 election cycle was defined and dominated by the issues that matter to working people and our movement. As we enter the early stages of the 2020 election, candidates at every level can expect to continue hearing from us.
Local 776 conducted three life-saving skills training seminars on March 9, 2019 for the membership. With training provided by One Heartbeat Away, LLC all of the participants now have the skills to assist and intervene when confronted with an emergency situation. The members were trained and certified in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and choking emergencies.
At the conclusion Local President Ed Thompson summed it up by commenting: “The training these members received today could make the difference when they are confronted with a life or death situation involving a loved one, a co-worker, or the general public. The Local remains committed to providing our members with the tools and information they need to enhance their lives as well as the people around them. If you missed the opportunity to participate in the training it will be offered again next year. Details will be made available through the Stewards as well as the Local’s website.
L-R: one Heartbeat Away instructors Gene Weninger and Jerry Fretwell, Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks, Local 776 President Ed Thompson
The classes started with some instruction....
Before moving on to "Hands On" training by Gene..
As he emphasizes the proper technique..
All of the participants worked under the instructor's watchful eye..
To view additional photos from the training sessions please visit the Photo Gallery
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