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.
During the summer Local 776 conducted a DRIVE registration program. With the help of a DRIVE coordinator from the IBT Officers and Business Agents were out visiting the members at twenty-six different employer locations. As a result of the visits the Local added 231 new members to DRIVE.
Commented Local President Ed Thompson, “The Local Union’s number of DRIVE members had been declining the last few years. One of our priorities when taking office was to increase the number of members participating in DRIVE. As a result of the commitment by the Officers and Agents this summer we have reversed the trend of declining DRIVE membership. I hope to see all of our newest DRIVE members at the DRIVE Dinner/Dance next year.”
Local 776 is unique in that it has it’s own DRIVE chapter. One half of all the funds contributed to DRIVE remain with the Local. These funds are used to support candidates who support working men and women. Additional information about DRIVE can be found under the Member Resources page. If you missed the opportunity to join DRIVE during the workplace visits please contact the Local Union during normal business hours.
Front row: Local 776 Recording Secretary Dave Wolf, IBT DRIVE Coordinator Jennette Barnes, Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks
Second row: Member Shawn Griffith, Local 776 Vice Pres. Dave Pogue, Local 776 Trustee Rob Smiley, Local 776 Pres. Ed Thompson, Local 776 Business Agent John Taylor
On September 12, 2015 Local 776 hosted another Stewards Training Seminar presented by the IBT. After opening remarks by Local 776 President Ed Thompson Bill Munger, the IBT Eastern Region Training coordinator, was introduced by Ed.
Bill had a full day planned for the Stewards; they began by working on a questionnaire of their roles and responsibilities as stewards. Next, the Stewards were given 10 scenarios and, using a mock contract, determine if contract language had been violated. Lastly, using a case study the Stewards applied their knowledge by role-playing the first step grievance meeting.
Commented President Thompson “ This was the second training session the Local provided for the Stewards this year. The Stewards were enthusiastic, coming to the sessions knowing that what they learn here will help them become better Stewards on the job. Due to the response to this session we are going to schedule another training session as soon as the IBT’s schedule allows.”
Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks, IBT training coordinator Bill Munger, President Ed Thompson
The meeting room starts to fill up..
Bill's got everyone's attention as he starts his program
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Local 776 participated in the 26th Labor Day Parade held in York, PA. The Teamsters have participated in the parade since it’s inception and this year we had quite a group of members participating. In addition to the Local’s Officers, Business Agents, and members walking in the parade members from the following employers drove equipment: ABF Freight Systems, Canteen Vending, Eckert Trucking, New Penn Motor Express, Pleasant Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Teamsters Local 776 Tractor Trailer and support vehicle, UPS from Harrisburg, PA, UPS from York, PA, YRC-Yellow Roadway Corp., and the York city Public Works Highway Dept. After the parade Local President Ed Thompson commented “ First and foremost I would like to thank all of the members who gave time on their day off to help honor American working men and women. Also I’d like to thank the employers who allowed their equipment to be used in the parade”. “Labor is America- a fitting description. It is America’s labor; the men and women who give it their all day after day, supporting their families, forging a better way of life, and helping to build the American dream. That’s what makes this country so great. Our hats are off to you, the American workers because labor and America go hand in hand: Labor is America!”
To view more photos from the parade please visit the photo gallery
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