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    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ED THOMPSON

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    • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

      While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

      The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

      Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

      Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

      Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

      That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

    • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

    • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

    • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

    • 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!

    • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

    • 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 ‘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.

    • 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.

    • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • President's Message April 2019
    Posted On: May 06, 2019

    Hello again, Happy Spring! The days are getting longer and warmer, spring flowers are in bloom it, looks like another winter is behind us.

    As this issue of the “776 Review” went into production I was involved in the YRCW National Contract Negotiations. Teamster members at YRC, New Penn and Holland have been working under concessions for many years as these companies tried to strengthen their financial status. I am happy to report that the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee has reached a tentative agreement with YRCW. The present contract has been extended until May 31 to allow time for the tentative agreement to be approved by the Local Unions representing YRCW members before presenting the agreement to the members for ratification.

    When the Officers, Agents, and I first took office in 2015 we committed to you to rebuild the strength Local 776 had with other Teamster Locals and within the IBT. I am happy to report that we now have Local 776 representatives on the following National Committees: Secretary- Treasurer Ron Hicks on the ABF National Negotiating Committee, Business Agent Spencer Dearth on the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee, Business Agent Dave Licht on the UPS National Negotiating and Grievance Committees and also the important Article 43 Premium Services Committee, and myself on the YRCW National Negotiating Committee. The appointments to these important committees allow the Local to participate first hand in these important negotiations, making sure that our members concerns are addressed.

    I would like to take a moment to share with you my thoughts about who are Union is: It is not me, nor the Officers and Business Agents you have entrusted to run our great Local. To coin a phrase, there in no ME in Union, only a YOU. You, the members are our Union. You, who get up every day, go to work providing for your families, forging a better way of life for yourselves are our Union. It is because of your belief and support of Trade Unionism that our Local is strong, that we are able to negotiate strong collective bargaining agreements and then enforce them when the employers try to shirk their agreed to responsibilities. It is through your support of our Union Stewards, the backbone of our Union, which shows the employers we have a strong united presence on the job. It is through your support of the Business Agents that our strength shows to the employers. They see a united Local Union working together not fighting among ourselves to the detriment of the members.

    Recently there have been several articles posted on the Local Union Website concerning political activity related to Pro Union candidates, along with Union Members, winning elections across the country. Some see this as a grass roots resurgence of working men and women who are saying “Enough”. Enough of corporate attacks on my job and way of life as the corporations line the pockets of politicians and tell them to enact legislation to tip the balance of labor legislation in their favor. Enough of seeing good American jobs shipped overseas to increase the bottom line by using inferior, under paid labor. Enough on the attacks against my Union by over turning long standing legislation related to Union Organizing and the ability to collect Union Dues for services rendered. 2020 is an election year and Local 776, along with the rest of organized Labor will be standing at the forefront of the fight to elect candidates who share and  respect our views, and are willing to stand beside us in saying enough is enough!

    On April 28, Local 776 along with the Unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to renew the fight for safe jobs. The observance will again be held in York at Kiwanis Lake. Join Local 776 at the memorial service as we honor those who lost their lives simply by going to work to provide for their families.

    In closing I would like to thank you, the members, for your support of the Local Union. When I look at what we accomplish as a Local Union; the solidarity we exhibit, and the determination to work together for the good of the Union I am filled with a sense of pride in knowing that the Officers, Business Agents, and I are doing what you elected us to do.

    Fraternally,

                                                    Ed Thompson, President Teamsters Local 776


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