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    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ED THOMPSON

    During the holiday season let us come together as one, as a Brotherhood United. Happy Holidays to all our members and their families. If you haven’t already done so please take a moment to register as a Local 776 member or retiree.

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    • The IBT and your Atlanta Committee members, Geoff Maloney and Chris Rogers have been negotiating with Company management since 2010; almost as long as the IBT have been negotiating for the Express Jet CRJ members. 

      The Company has now given us their final, closeout proposal on wages. Neither the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division, the Business Agents of Local 210 and Local 19, nor your rank-and-file committee members are recommending this be ratified. A detailed letter from your ExpressJet CRJ Negotiating Committee can be found here. A copy of the company’s last, best and final offer can be found here.

      Ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Each member will receive voting instructions and credentials required for voting.  Voting will close on Monday, July 10, and will be counted the same day. 

    • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

    • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

      XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

      This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

      XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

      Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

      Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

    • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

    • Negotiations for the National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) recently concluded and a tentative agreement has been reached. On Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to endorse the National Agreement and the Central-Southern Supplement, paving the way for members to vote. The Eastern and Western Supplements were approved in 2016, and will not be re-voted. However, all carhaul members will get to exercise their right to vote on the National Agreement and General Monetary Changes.

      Ballots will be mailed out on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30.

      The tentative agreement is from September 1, 2015, until May 31, 2021.

    • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

    • The Teamsters Union represents more than 250,000 members at UPS and UPS Freight. UPS remains an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) despite the organization’s anti-worker and anti-union agenda that seeks to undermine and weaken worker protections.

    • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

    • Workers across the country at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight are standing shoulder to shoulder to form their unions with the Teamsters to win a more secure future. Momentum is building with a first wave of victories with many more to come.

      There is growing worker resentment toward the companies after years of being treated unfairly. While the companies have suddenly made improvements since workers began to organize, workers know that without a legally binding contract the company can take these things away at any time.

      The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.

      But now workers are taking action and standing up for themselves by forming their union. It's a different era now. It's Teamster Time! LIKE our Facebook page, here.

    • Teamsters are been standing together to protect good jobs at Sysco and US Foods. Our solidarity on many fronts helped to defeat the mega-merger of the two companies, which would have put thousands of jobs at risk. But challenges remain as both companies refine their plans. Join our campaign to ensure these foodservice giants honor their agreements with 11,500 Teamsters and help us bring more Sysco and US Foods workers into the Teamster family. LIKE our Facebook page, here.

       

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    Teamsters Local 776 President Edgar Thompson

    Brothers and Sisters;

    I’d like to take a moment to talk to you about the status of the Local Union. It has been five months since we took office and we have moved forward on many issues including settling contracts that had been expired for over two years. Presently the York Union Hall remains closed while we continue to work on a solution to the issue that will allow us to maintain a presence in York. The monthly membership meetings have been suspended for June, July, and August but daily activity at the Hall continues. All of the Business Agents continue to serve the members; whether by negotiating new contracts, processing grievances, or preparing cases for local grievance panels or arbitration.

    I would like to thank the Stewards for all of their hard work. It would have been impossible to take office on January 1st and move forward as we did without their dedication and support. Also I would like to thank the BA’s for their dedication and hard work they have put in the last five months.

    The Local Union launched a new, improved website on January 1st, the day we took office. We have added many enhancements since January 1st and continue to add new features to provide you with up to date information concerning the Local Union, the IBT, and other Unions across the country. We are using E-mail alerts to notify members of news and events; everything from monthly membership meetings, steward meetings, contract ratification meetings and events the Local has planned for the members. Response to the new website has been overwhelming, members frequently mention it when contacting their BA and members continue to sign up as a registered member. Registering as a member of Local 776 adds your email address to list of members who receive E-mail alerts. Most alerts are sent to the general membership but occasionally we can target members by specific employer for news that is relevant to them at the workplace. Rest assured; your email address will not be given to any third party what so ever. If you haven’t yet registered as a member of Local 776 please take a moment to do so.

    Don’t forget the Local Union family picnic that will be held on June 28th on City Island in Harrisburg. Myself, along with the Executive Board and Business Agents are looking forward to seeing as many members who can possibly make it attend the picnic. Later this summer the golf outing is scheduled; details will be announced shortly.

    In closing I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer. I look forward to seeing you at the picnic, the golf outing, or when monthly membership meetings resume in September.

                                                                                            Fraternally,

                                                                                            Ed Thompson


    Dec 08, 2017

    President’s Message December 2017

    Our Local Union election has passed; the signs and T-shirts have been put away. Now it is time to again stand as one: as Teamsters Proud! No matter whom you endorsed, whom you voted for, the Union Hall is open to all members. The Local Union accomplished a lot the past three years, and with your help and support we will to continue moving Local 776 forward. All of the officers and Business Agents along with myself look forward to seeing you at the monthly membership meetings and the various activities held throughout the year.

    I would like to take this time to wish all of our members and their families a happy and safe holiday season. We all have so much to be thankful for, during the busy holiday season please remember those who are less fortunate than us so that they may also enjoy the holiday season.

    Fraternally,

    Ed Thompson, President Teamsters Local 776


    Dec 14, 2016

     

    Teamsters Local 776 President Edgar Thompson

    At times it seems we all become so busy and dis­tracted that when opportunity is right in front of us, we ignore it. It’s like the guy who lives next door to a world fa­mous museum or historic site and has never visited it-opportunity lost. Much like deadlines, once past, opportunity rarely offers itself a second time.

    On the professional side, Local 776 has tried to avail itself of every opportunity not just to bring work­ers under the union umbrella but to grow the umbrel­la itself – to support new industries and commercial efforts in creating good jobs that provide for workers and their families. No matter which of the interested people you hear discussing the possible or likely impact of the Mar­cellus Shale discovery here in Pennsylvania, there is one thing they all agree on – that the Marcellus reserves are almost unfathomably rich. One expert has been quoted saying, “If the Mar­cellus were a country, it would rank as a top-10 pro­ducer in the world.” In fact, by year’s end, the Marcellus operation will account for one quarter of the nation’s gas supply and production is estimated to triple by the end of the decade. Boom. Opportunity. And, Local 776 has been at the labor forefront of grasping that opportunity. That opportunity, if grasped, can and will have a direct impact on employment opportunities and days worked by Local 776 members. As the project grows, new jobs will be created. The same is true of the Atlantic Sunrise transmis­sion pipeline project. As I contemplated the testimony I offered before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Pro­tection (DEP) on behalf of those pipelines, I could only guess how many trucks, forklifts, heavy equip­ment and the like that Local 776 members would be transporting to and operating at construction sites. It is the reason we were so vigorous in lobbying on behalf of these projects. It is the reason we brought in the Teamsters Pipeline Training force to schedule training for Local 776 members to aid them in obtaining needed Certifications. It’s the reason Local 776 employs an Organizer whose job is to see opportunities to increase the union fold and accomplish it.

         Smaller of scale and closer to home, the Local offers members opportunities that many ignore.  My advice is to grab hold of them. They’ll only open the door to other opportunities. As an example, we offered discounted tickets to members and their families to attend Nittany Lions’ football games at their home stadium. Those offers were first made to members who had signed up to receive Local 776 E-mail Blasts. Almost all Local 776 events and happenings appear first by way of the Blasts. If you haven’t signed up you are missing out on near instantaneous notification of opportuni­ties that only members can use. Another opportunity to members that will open doors down the road is our Scholarship Programs. $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 is available to help mem­ber’s children on their higher education path who grasp the opportunity and apply. There was a great sense of satisfaction, solidarity and pride when dozens of Local 776 members stood before the Newville Borough Council to successfully demand that the Council rescind its decision to lay off a fellow member as perceived punishment for the Officers’ union organizing activities. Local 776 has engaged the communities where we work and live. We hope that we have helped make them better places to live and work. Proudly we have celebrated the special events that make us a community. As we enter the Holiday period, Local 776 oppor­tunities for our kids and the kids of our community neighbors are open and available to all. Please par­ticipate.

           Lastly, please attend our meetings and functions be they social or work-related. Be positive. Partici­pate. Support one another.  Remain positive and professional. If our foes are successful in dividing us from one another, they will be the winners.  But, if our message of solidarity rings true, we will be the winners.

                 Ed Thompson, IBT Local 776 President


    Dec 08, 2015

    Local 776 President Ed Thompson

    Hello again,

    It is almost a year since myself, the Executive Board, and the Business Agents took office. It has been a busy and productive year. We had many goals as we took office and I’m happy to report we are accomplishing them; increasing membership, increasing DRIVE participation, and staying in touch with the members to name a few.

    One of our priorities was to maintain a presence in the York area. In 2013 the York Union Hall was abandoned. The doors were closed and all operations moved to Harrisburg as water continued to penetrate through a leaking roof. Upon taking office we took a hard look at alternatives to maintaining a York location and decided that the best way to move forward was to repair the York building and be located in OUR building, not a rental office. Presently the York Union Hall remains closed but I’m happy to report Joseph Smith Roofing of Langhorne, PA has replaced the roof. The roofers of Smith Roofing are Union members of the Roofers Union Local 30 in Philadelphia, PA. Work continues on the Hall to repair the ceiling and replace the carpeting that was damaged by the water. As the work progresses updates will be posted on the website.

    We continue to communicate with the members through the website. Local Union as well as IBT information is regularly updated. Our first newsletter was mailed to the members in August. Look for additional newsletters periodically. If you missed the newsletter it is available on the website under “downloads” on the Member Resources page. Website daily traffic continues to increase and members are encouraged to register for the website.

    The Local is strong financially. During the past year we have increased the general fund while also increasing our reserves.

    As the year draws to a close and we all are caught up in the holiday spirit I would like to wish each and every member along with their families a happy holiday season and a safe and happy new year.

    Fraternally,

    Ed Thompson, President




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