Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak has been hard at work growing Teamster Power. Local 776 recently welcomed the following new members to the Teamsters:
West Manchester Township Public Works Department
On January 23, 2017, Local 776 filed a petition for representation on behalf of the WMT Public Works Department. The Township denied the request of the Union to recognize Local 776 as the exclusive bargaining agent and the Pennsylvania Labor Board conducted an election on April 12, 2017. All of the eligible employees voted in the secret ballot election with a strong majority of employees voting YES in favor of Teamsters Local 776. On April 24, 2017, the Pennsylvania Labor Board certified Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the West Manchester Township Public Works Department.
Over the course of the last year, Local 776 has been in talks with the Central Dauphin Bus Drivers Association about affiliating with the Teamsters. In February 2017, the Local attended the CDBDA meeting to discuss with their membership the possibility of affiliating. On April 20, 2017, the association conducted a secret ballot vote for affiliation with Teamsters Local 776 which concluded with an overwhelmingly strong vote in favor of affiliation. Local 776 is proud to welcome the approximately 115 school bus drivers into the Teamsters Union.
Krapf Bus took over the contract for First Student servicing the Harrisburg School District. Krapf would not recognize the Teamsters as the representative of the employees. The Local filed labor charges against the bus company which resulted in the Krapf recognizing Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the Krapf employees.
Cumberland Township Public Works
On November 21, 2016, Local 776 filed a petition for representation on behalf of the Cumberland Township Public Works employees. The Township denied the Locals petition and an election was held on July 20, 2017. All eligible employees voted and 100% percent of votes cast were YES for Teamsters Local 776 representation. On July 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Labor Board certified Local 776 as the sole representative of the employees of the Cumberland Township Public Works department.