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.
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On Monday night, while workers at nearly 70 General Motors plants across the country were walking picket lines, GM cut off their health care with no advance notice. Nearly 50,000 families immediately lost coverage, including Laura Prater, who woke up in a hospital bed to find out that her insurance was canceled after having a $40,000 stomach surgery. “It makes me feel terrible,” says Prater. “Before I started working for GM, I was Army. I'm a veteran, so things like integrity, honesty—those things mean something to me.” It’s time for GM to honor its workers.
Kitchen Table Economics:
20%: The decrease in the average hourly wages of U.S. auto manufacturing workers since 2000, adjusted for inflation.
On Friday, September 13th, 2019 Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth and Trustee Rob Smiley walked the picket line with striking workers from Republic Services in Marshfield MA. The Republic Services workers, members of Teamsters Local 25 in Boston, MA were in day 16 of a strike called when the contract negotiations failed on wages, health care, and retirement benefits. While at the site Spencer and Rob presented the striking workers 25 bags of provisions and supplies for the strike line that were packed by Local 776 staff at the Harrisburg Union Hall. The bags for the striking members contained basic food stuffs including bread, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, cans of soup, and beans. Recently Local 25 Republic Teamsters extended their picket lines to Local 350 in San Jose, California. "When faced with a greedy company like Republic, Teamsters take the fight to the streets from Boston to San Jose," said Sean O'Brien, Teamsters Local 25 President. "Greedy, cynical companies like Republic have to learn that when they take on the Teamsters in one city, they're taking on the entire Teamster Union."
Local 776 BA Spencer Dearth (Holding a food bag) presents the striking Local 25 members with the donated items
The food bags were arranged at the strike line for pick-up by the members
Local 776 Spencer Dearth (Right) supported the Local 25 members by walking the line with them.
As summer wanes and the corn grows tall this leads to an annual event: The York-Adams County Central Labor Council’s Corn Roast, which was held on September 9th. Again this year labor leaders, rank and file members, and friends of labor gathered to share in good food, fellowship, and corn! It’s a time to meet with others who share many of the same concerns facing organized labor. Local 776 was on hand with our hospitality truck and grill. Local 776 Trustee Rob Smiley handled the cooking chores assisted by his wife Janet and son Caleb. Also on hand from Local 776 were Business Agent Dave Wolf, 776 members Bob and Jason Myers, who work at Metals USA, where Jason is a Local 776 Union Steward, and last but not least Retiree Kittie Hake.
While local 776 Trustee Rob Smiley manned the grill the corn simmered in a big cooker!
A good crowd from organized Labor was on hand
Local 776 Members Bob (Left) and Jason Myers were on hand for the event. In the background is the Local 776 cooking crew: Standing (R) 776 Trustee Rob Smiley, His wife Janet, seated (L) and their Son Caleb
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