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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Local 776 Golf Tournament
Eagles Crossing golf course closed to the public on Sunday August 6th as the course hosted the Local 776 Golf Tournament. Local 776 members were out to enjoy a day of friendship, food, prizes, and good-natured head to head competition to see who could hit it the farthest, the straightest, and the fewest number of times before getting the ball into the cup.
And when the dust cleared and all of the divots had been replaced the winners were:
Joe Longo (UPS) Matt Tinkham (UPS) Josh Denhoed (UPS) Bryan Whitmer (UPS)
Chuck Thomas (UPSF) Marty Kocher (UPSF) Ron Hetrick (USPF) Lenny Massari (UPSF)
Vince Warford (ABF) Dan Straub (ABF retired) Rusty Campbell (ABF retired) Joo Ro (ABF)
David Ponds (UPS) Jim Toms (UPS) Steve Lloyd (UPS) Ron Miller (UPS)
Ron Irvin (UPSF) Bill Rhoads (YRC) Justin Shaffer (UPSF) Jeff Elliot (YRC retired)
Jackie Rice (New Penn) Cody Allen (New Penn) Rex Gensler (New Penn) Justin Hunter (New Penn)
John Beaston (ABF) Doug Goodine (ABF) Terry Robinson (ABF) James Hoover (UPS)
Greg Harris (ABF) Terry Fisher (ABF) Tyler Leber (ABF) Brian Fisher (ABF)
Tim Jumper (ABF) Dan Shughart (ABF) Brandon Cerzullo (ABF) Tim Hoffman (ABF)
Closest to the Pin #3:
Ron Irvin (UPSF)
Closest to the Pin #7:
Jim Mackey (New Penn)
Closest to the Pin #13:
Al Swope (YRC)
Closest to the Pin #16:
Jim Hoover (UPS)
Local 776 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks goes over the rules
Food and awards ended the day at Eagles Crossing
Local 776 has been hard at work fighting subcontracting at UPS Freight. With diligence, hard work and industry, Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth has shepherded four Local 776 subcontracting cases against UPS Freight all the way through the grievance process.
Starting with requests of information, the reports are broken down lane by lane to determine if a violation exists. Two-way freight and a pattern of repeatedly subcontracted loads in a lane is a requirement for the filing of a Grievance Report. The process required eye-blurring checking of freight lanes and load records, filing the original grievances, and eventually, arguing the cases before the Eastern Regional Teamsters/UPS Freight Grievance Panel. That Panel deadlocked sending the cases on to the UPS Freight National Committee for consideration.
In June, Business Agent Spencer Dearth argued these cases before the National Committee. Since the National Committee was unable to make a decision on these cases, Dearth successfully convinced the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to file these cases for Arbitration.
As an example of the difficulty of making the cases, winning the arguments and reaching the Arbitration stage, only one other case in eight contract years reached Arbitration before Local 776 and Dearth won IBT Arbitration approval for four cases. The fight continues.
Local 776 Business Agent Spencer Dearth (L) and Secretary-Treasurer Ron Hicks (R) pour over records to discover UPS Freight subcontracting violations.
IBT notification that the subcontracting grievances will be heard by an arbitrator.
Penn State football is just around the corner! Tickets are still available for the two Organized Labor Ticket Promotions. All Teamsters, including their families and friends, can purchase discounted tickets to the Big Ten home opener against Indiana on September 30th, and Senior Day against Nebraska on November 18th .
To purchase your discounted tickets, click here, or visit www.gopsusports.com/teamster (case sensitive) and use the promo code TEAMSTER. If you are experiencing difficulties with the link, would like to order more than 10 tickets, or to purchase parking, please contact Dave Bittner with Penn State Athletics at 814-863-1109 or at DZB91@PSU.EDU.
Tickets are going quickly, don’t delay and be left watching the game on TV!
Local 776 has been advised that YRC Freight is mailing its proposed multi-region network enhancement change of operations and utility employee change of operations today, July 25th. The Company is requesting a hearing date of August 24, 2017.
Below are links to the documents about both proposed changes in operations.
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