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.
What's New at IBT 776
The 30th International Convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will convene on June 22, 2021. Full details can be found below:
Nominations for candidates planning to run in the Local 776 delegate election for the IBT Convention were held on Sunday February 14, 2021 during the monthly membership meeting. After calling the meeting to order, Local President Ed Thompson turned the meeting over to Bill Gross from the PA State Bureau of Mediation to conduct the nominations. With nominations open the current Local 776 Officers and Business Agents recognized as the Thompson-Hicks Slate nominated 10 delegates and 5 alternate delegates as candidates for the election. Upon hearing no further nominations from the floor Gross closed nominations and declared the Thompson-Hicks Slate winners of the Local 776 Delegate Election by acclamation before turning the meeting back to President Thompson. The winners in the uncontested election and their position are:
Delegate to the IBT Convention: Alternate Delegate to the IBT Convention:Ed Thompson Dave Licht Mark Cicak
Ron Hicks Bill Olmeda Dave Pogue
Dave Wolf John Taylor Patrick Hollingshead
Spencer Dearth Dave Vrona Dipan Patel
George Goodling Shane Weaver Rob Smiley
Dan Beam has been a dairy worker and a Teamster member for 25 years. Instead of looking forward to retirement, he’s worried if he’ll be able to retire at all because the pension he’s paid into his whole career is on the verge of collapse. Brother Beam is not alone.
Thankfully, the Democratic leaders in Congress are moving forward with a plan to deliver on a promise to members and retirees that are relying on a fix to the multiemployer pension crisis.
Teamsters have fought for years to protect our pensions. Now we are closer than we have ever been and we have leaders in the House, Senate and White House to get the job done. However, we will need to stand together to deliver on this promise to Teamster retirees. This week, the House Ways and Means Committee is considering the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 as part of the broader COVID relief package. Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA) has been a champion for this fix. We need to remind all committee members that protecting seniors’ retirements is not a partisan issue and encourage them to vote to include pension relief in this bill. Once the bill clears the committee, it will be voted on by the full House and then considered by the Senate as part of the full COVID relief stimulus package on its way to the White House for President Biden’s signature. Stay tuned because we will need to mobilize to make sure every member hears loud and clear that we expect them to deliver for us. The best way to stay informed is to sign the Build Back Stronger pledge by following the link below and be ready to do your part to save the pensions we’ve earned.
The retirements of more than 1.4 million members and retirees are on the line. We played by the rules, and are only asking for the promises that were made are kept. Thanks to the role Teamsters played in electing leaders that put workers first, we have the chance to protect our pensions once and for all. As America’s strongest union, we have the power to create real change. Pledge to Build Back Stronger and let’s deliver for working people!
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