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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Going on strike against an employer is not taken lightly; tension and emotions run high. In the absence of a paycheck individuals ask themselves “How will I support my family? What about my healthcare? When will we get back to work? Recently UAW workers along the east coast, including a local parts remanufacturing facility in Middletown, PA walked off their jobs after contract negotiations with MACK Trucks were fruitless.
In a show of solidarity in support of the striking UAW workers Local 776 Business Agents and Local Organizer Mark Cicak brought water and drinks to the striking UAW members and walked their picket line with them. Letting them know that their fight is our fight, and we will support them throughout. Like the Local’s truck says: “People Helping People”
Second from Left: Local 776 BA's Dave Wolf, Dave Vrona, and Dave Licht spent some time supporting the UAW members on the strike line.
More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania went on strike at six plants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday seeking “fair pay and benefits," the UAW confirmed early Sunday.
“UAW members get up every day and put in long, hard hours of work from designing to building Mack trucks,” Ray Curry, secretary-treasurer of the UAW and director of the Heavy Truck Department, said in a prepared statement. “UAW members carry on their shoulders the profits of Mack and they are simply asking for dignity, fair pay and job protections.”
This strike comes in the middle of a national strike of 46,000 UAW members striking General Motors in 10 states and 55 locations. The GM strike, which began Sept. 16, has dragged on so long that Wall Street has suggested it could harm the automaker's credit rating if not resolved soon. Talks in Detroit after four weeks of picketing are said to be making progress.
Mack Truck has plants in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Middletown, Pennsylvania; Hagerstown, Maryland; Baltimore, Maryland; and Jacksonville, Florida. “The last four years we have helped Mack Truck make significant profit through our work,” Doug Irvine, president of Local 2301 and president of the Mack Truck Council, said in a prepared statement. “All we are asking is that the company treat us with the dignity and respect we deserve in making them successful.”
UAW workers in Middletown, PA are on the Mack Trucks strike line. For more details and photos follow the link below:
In collaboration with the York County WIC (women, infants, and children) program Local 776 is again hosting their annual Christmas for Kids Party. This community services project helps some of the neediest families’ kids in the area have a brighter holiday.
Beginning at the monthly membership meeting on October 13th Christmas tree “Ornaments” with kids’ names will be available for selection. Ornaments can also be picked up at the Union Hall during regular office hours. So how can you help? Many members pick up an ornament and then return with a gift. If you would prefer, monetary donations are graciously accepted, then the Local 776 “elves” will shop for you. Please make any checks payable to Teamsters Local 776 and in the memo area of your check please mark “Christmas for Kids party”.
This year Members of Teamster Horsemen Chapter 53W are selling raffle tickets in support of the Christmas for Kids party; the tickets can be purchased from any Teamster Horsemen member, and will also be available at the membership meeting or by contacting Chapter Pres. Rob Smiley at 717-6494856. Tickets can be purchased until October 28, 2019. The tickets will use the PA Lottery evening and mid-day numbers drawn on October 29, 2019 to determine the winners. First prize for matching the evening number will be $1000.
This community service project could not take place without strong support from the members. This holiday season help put a smile on a child’s face by making their Christmas a little brighter. Please find it in your hearts to help in any way that you can by supporting this worthy project for these kids.
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