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.
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
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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.
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.
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:
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