Teamsters Local 776
PA's Largest Teamster Local
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    • 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 2022 monthly membership meeting the monthly meetings for June, July, and August 2022 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 2022.
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      Mobile App Installation

      To begin using the Local 776 Mobile App follow these simple steps:

      1.     Download the Android or Apple version from the local 776 website via your smartphone browser by selecting the appropriate download button above. Follow the prompts to install the app on your device. If installing on an Apple device select yes to allow push notification messages. Once installed the app will open to the main page.

      2.     If you are NOT currently a registered user of the Local 776 website and do not receive email messages from Local 776 then select “App Registration” from the menu and complete the form where it says “New User Registration". Existing Local 776 website users can skip this step.

      3.     That’s it! Once you are a registered user of the App you will receive push notifications from Local 776.

      4.     Additionally, if you are a registered user of the website and would like to receive employer specific notifications from Local 776 follow these easy steps:

      1. This step will only have to be completed one time. Once your App Registration is approved or if you are an Existing Local 776 user, you will need to log in to the app next. Click Member Resources from the main page (Android users will need to select Member Home next) then enter your website username and password in the pop up log in box to log in.

      2. After completing this step, you will receive employer specific notifications from Local 776

      What's New at IBT 776

      On June 24th and 25th, Local 776 Business Agents David Licht and Spencer Dearth cheered truck drivers represented by Teamsters Local 776 and other Local Unions participating in Pennsylvania’s 35th annual Truck Driving Championships hosted by Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association in Pocono Manor, PA. During the two-day event, drivers were judged in three areas: a written test, pre-trip inspection, and of course, their driving skills. The drivers showed off their driving skills in nine classes, including Straight Truck, Twins, Three-Axle, Four-Axle, Five-Axle, Sleeper, Tanker, Flatbed, and Step Van.

      Two drivers tied for the high score on the written test, including Matt Fletcher, a Teamster driver for Martin Brower. 

      John Brownawell from Yellow Freight recorded a high score in the Pre-Trip Exam portion of the competition.

      Also placing in 1st place in Straight Truck was Leonard Monette, UPS,

      1st place in Twins - John Brownawell, Yellow Freight,

      3rd place in Five Axle - Matt Fletcher, Martin Brower,

      1st place in Sleeper - James Campbell, TForce Freight,

      3rd place in Sleeper - Bryan Krol, Martin Brower,

      2nd place in Tanker - Douglas Lang, Yellow Freight,

      1st place in Step Van - T.J. Altland, UPS

      Winners in each class will represent Pennsylvania at the National Truck Driving Championships on August 16-19, 2022, in Indianapolis, IN.

      Participating Teamsters from Yellow Freight included: Earl Confer, John Brownawell, Wesley Hoch, Chase Carignan, Don Sauter, Ron Ringler, Wayne Mahler, Wendall Taylor, and Doug Lang.     

      From TForce Freight: Stacey Lane, Jimmy Campbell, Rick Biesecker, Kevin McCauley, Daniel Bailey, Bill Bennett III, and Chris Sutton.     

      From UPS: Cody Celio, Ron Kreiger, Colt Seltzer, John Cataldi, Roberto Esquivel, Tyra French, Joe Green, Robert Springer, Bernard (Bernie) Wanyo, TJ Altland, Irene Rosario, Leonard Monette, Daniel Bachman, Jason Pecho, and Shawn Shanahan.

      From Martin Brower: Bryan Krol, Matt Fletcher, John Digicomo

      Teamsters from TForce Freight.....


      And Yellow Freight were on hand showing their skills

      Friends and family came out to cheer on their favorite drivers!

      Congratulations to all the drivers who took first place in their respective divisions!

      To view additional photos from the Truck Driving Championship please visit the "Photo Gallery".

      Recently Local 776 Business Agent Dave Vrona and the Hershey Medical Center negotiating team reached a tentative agreement with Hershey Medical Center on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. Voting on the tentative agreement took place June 28, 29, and 30, at which time the votes were tabulated. The agreement was approved by the membership by approximately 60% of the voting members. For more details, follow the link below:

      HMC Contract Ratification.

      On behalf of the Officers, Business Agents, and staff of Local 776 I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July. We enjoy freedoms, liberties, and rights unmatched in the world.

      The pandemic still is with us, inflation is at record levels, and supply chain issues continue to be a challenge. Americans are hard working, resilient workers, and as with other difficulties we have faced over time these current problems will be overcome. It is all of us working together, looking out for our families, our friends and co-workers, and others in our communities that will see us through. When things look bleakest that is when our spirit, our will to overcome shines through the most.

      Now mater how you plan to spend the July 4th Holiday take a moment to Honor America and join with me in wishing our great Nation a Happy Birthday!

      “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” Abraham Lincoln


      Ed Thompson, President Teamsters Local 776

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      A daily radio show that focuses on working family issues. Hosted by Rick Smith, a Teamster member from Pennsylvania.

      "Where working people come to talk"

      Rick also hosts a daily segment  on labor history at 2:00 PM

      To visit the Rick Smith Show Website follow the link below

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