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    The events listed on the calendar are accurate at the time of posting. Dates and times of events are subject to change.  Any questions concerning the date and time of an event should be directed to the Local Union Hall during normal business hours.

     

    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ED THOMPSON

    New information pertaining to Scholarships for Local 776 members has been added to the website. Please check under the "Members Resources" page for the scholarship information.  If you haven’t already done so please take a moment to register as a Local 776 member or retiree.

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    • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

    • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

      XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

      This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

      XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

      Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

      Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

    • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

    • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) are under way. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to approve the contract proposals and the next day, Thursday, June 4, 2015 the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) exchanged the contract proposals with the employer group.

      The committee will work hard to protect members’ health, welfare and pension benefits, protect job security and other address other top priorities

      The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.

      In addition to protecting benefits and job security, other top priorities are wages, the grievance procedures and safety and health issues.

    • The IBT-Airline Division has established this page as a place to get up-to-date information about the Republic Airways Holdings (RAH) bankruptcy.  Please check here for the latest information about the bankruptcy.

    • 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!

    • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

    • This web page provides information on our fight against fast-track legislation. The measure requires Congress to take only a quick up-or-down vote on secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and does not allow such agreements to be amended. It limits Congress’ constitutionally mandated oversight of such trade deals and lets others decide what’s best for America. The result is fewer good-paying U.S. jobs and unsafe food and products for Americans. Read more to find out why fast track is the wrong track for Teamsters and America.

    • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

      There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

      The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

      But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

    • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

       

    • 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.

      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


      Recently two local 776 families were affected by house fires. One member lost his life in the fire. Both families lost everything; a total of six children are affected. Follow the link below for information on how Local 776 is collecting clothing and household items for the families. Thank you for your support of these families.

      Fire Victims Information


      Applications for the James R. Hoffa 2017 Memorial Scholarship fund are now available. Along with the Hoffa Scholarships there are additional Local 776 scholarships available to local 776 members. For full details on the Hoffa Scholarships as well as Local 776’s scholarships visit the “Member Resources” page of the website and scroll down to Teamsters Scholarships.


      This time of the year the aroma of fresh baked Christmas Cookies can be found in many homes; the aroma at the Smiley home must rival that of a cookie factory. Janet Smiley, the wife of local 776 Trustee Rob Smiley, bakes the cookies for the Children’s Christmas Party! If you’ve been to the party or looked at some of the photos from the party you know a lot of cookies get eaten; A LOT of cookies! This year Janet made six different varieties of cookies, a total of 250 dozen cookies- If you’re doing the math that’s 3,000 cookies! During a four-day span the Smiley kitchen resembles a production line as tray after tray of cookies are laid out, baked, and cooled. Rob’s right in the kitchen with Janet helping to keep the assembly line moving! Thank you Janet for your time and effort contributing to the party!

      Janet and Rob holding what's left of this year's 3000 cookies!

      Rob keeping the plates of cookies full!



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