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    • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

      The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

      Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

    • 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) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

      Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

      The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

    • 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!

    • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Southwest Airlines reached an agreement covering more than 300 material specialists. Details of the agreement are available on this webpage, along with materials explaining the components of this contract.

      Ballots will be mailed on or about Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting via mail, along with paper copies of the tentative agreement’s highlights, the tentative agreement, and a copy of the seniority list. Voting will close on June 21, ballots will begin to be counted the same day.  Please continue to check this page for more information, it will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      What's New at IBT 776

      PA Supreme Court Rules Impairment Rating Evaluations Unconstitutional

      Injured workers obtained a significant win before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week when the court ruled that a section of the PA Workers' Compensation Act was unconstitutional.

      The section had allowed employers and insurance companies to stop wage loss benefits to the most injured workers who were still on workers' compensation 500 weeks after undergoing an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). The law made it nearly impossible for even grievously injured workers to remain on total disability benefits indefinitely.

      Impairment rating evaluations were conducted by physicians who were asked to "rate" injuries using the American Medical Association Guide to Whole Body Impairments. If the injury was rated at less than 50%, the injured worker was limited to receiving no more than 500 weeks of disability benefits. Many injured workers had their benefits stopped because their injuries were rated at less than 50%. Many more were compelled to settle their case because of the fear that their benefits would be stopped.

      If you underwent an IRE, the certified Workers' Compensation attorneys at Willig, Williams & Davidson are available to evaluate how this court decision affects your entitlement to workers' compensation benefits. For a free consultation about your workers' compensation, call 1-866-413-2667.

      To read the full PA Supreme Court decision, click here.

      Penn State Football is just around the corner! The Nittany Lions will look to build off of their Big Ten Championship title and Rose Bowl appearance. Back by popular demand will be Organized Labor Ticket Promotions. All Teamsters, including their families and friends, are now able to begin purchasing discounted tickets to the Big Ten home opener against Indiana on September 30th, and Senior Day against Nebraska on November 18th (kick off times are still TBD).

      Last year tickets were purchased by Teamsters and union workers throughout the state. 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.

      URL (case sensitive): www.gopsusports.com/teamster

      Promo Code: TEAMSTER     Pricing Key to Follow:

      The threat of Right to Work legislation has again raised it's ugly head in our State House. 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, and the uninsured population is 20% higher.

      On Tuesday June 20th Local 776, along with others from across the area, will participate in the  rally against Right to Work Legislation in PA. Local 776 will provide shuttle service from the Harrisburg Union Hall to the State Capitol complex. Please be at the Union Hall by 11:00 AM to take advantage of the shuttle service.

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      Local 776’s family picnic was held on Sunday June 11th at Harrisburg’s FNB field, home of the Harrisburg Senators baseball team. From the Kids Zone to the Skyboxes the stadium was full of Teamsters, their families, and friends having a good time and enjoying themselves. Plenty of food, drinks, and snacks were available below the grandstand as the Zembo Clowns kept everyone laughing! Once the game started the hometown Senators battled hard to win the deciding game in a three game series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The fans were treated to extra baseball as the game went eleven innings before the Senators came up short in the bottom of the 11th inning losing 4-3.

      “I’m proud to see so many of our members and their families enjoying themselves at the picnic. This is what it’s all about; family, friends, being able to relax and have a good time.” Commented Local 776 president Ed Thompson.

      Teamster Pride!

      It's all about the Kids and the Smiles....

      Local 776 member "Spanky"

      Players call the spot on the bat where you get the most power the "Sweet Spot" This "Sweet Spot" was busy all afternoon with treats!

      This fellow visited the "Sweet Spot"

      For more photos from the picnic please visit the "Photo Gallery"

      Recently a new "member" was added to the ranks of the West York Boro Police Dept. "Prince" a pure-bred Bloodhound was sworn in by District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy. Prince will be working with his handler, Officer Scott Musselman, in crimminal investigations, missing persons, and child abductions. For Scott, an 11 year veteran of the dept., this is his first time working with a dog. Both Scott and Prince are undergoing extensive training as a team; Prince will only work with Scott as his handler. Since becoming a member of the dept. Prince and Scott live, eat, and sleep together. Presently Scott and Prince work 1-2 days a week together on patrol, both learning about each other and what is expected from them. When the team is fully trained they will be available to offer assistance to other police departments in York County.

      West York Boro Police Officer Scott Musselman and Prince. Prince shows off his Police Dept. Shield!

      While on patrol we caught up with Officer Musselman.

      L-R: Local 776 BA Bill Olmeda, Officer Musselman, and Prince

       On patrol the team of Scott and Prince always attract attention from the residents!

      To view a video of Prince's "Swearing In" Follow the link below:

      Prince Swearing in

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