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    • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

      While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

      The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

      Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

      Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

      Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

      That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

    • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

    • 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 page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

    • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

    • 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 ‘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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
      More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
      Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

  • Teamsters Local 776:

     

    Lindsay C. Depew III; IBT International organizer/Local 776 Organizer

    Mark Cicak; Local 776 Organizer

    Welcome to Teamster Organizing!

     In the war on workers, the best defense is a good offense, and Teamster Organizing is on the offensive! We're winning power for workers across industries and across North America. Join us!

    If you work for an employer whose workers are not part of a Union and you want to help to build a Union in your workplace, click on the “Organize Now” button on our home page. Fill out the questionnaire, and push the submit button.  We'll immediately put you in touch with a Union organizer who can talk to you about Unions and what it takes to organize.


    Sep 01, 2018

    Local 776 organizer Mark Cicak has been hard at work growing Teamster Power at Local 776. Recently Mark has organized the following employee groups:

    Organizing Update

    Lower Swatara Township Non-Uniformed

    On September 29, 2017, Teamsters Local 776 filed a petition for representation with the PA Labor Board on behalf of the public works department, municipal authority department and clerical staff of Lower Swatara Township.  On December 13, 2017, the PA Labor Board held a secret ballot election where all eligible employees voted and an overwhelming majority voted in favor of joining Teamsters Local 776.  On December 21, 2017, the PA Labor Board certified Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the Lower Swatara Township Non-uniformed members.

    These Lower Swatara Township members are all smiles since joining the Teamsters!

    Lower Swatara Township Police Department

    On January 29, 2018, Local 776 filed a petition for representation with the PA Labor Board for the Police Officers of Lower Swatara Township.  On May 24, 2018, the Pennsylvania Labor Board held a secret ballot election in which all eligible employees voted in favor of representation from Local 776.  On June 4, 2018, the Labor Board certified Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the Lower Swatara Township Police Department.

    Veritiv

    On January 9, 2018, Local 776 filed a petition of representation with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of the warehouse workers at Veritiv in Lemoyne PA.  The company fought back against the Unions request and petitioned to the NLRB the need to include the Veritiv drivers in with the warehouse workers in the vote.  A hearing was held in January before the NLRB in which each side argued their case against who should be included in the eligible unit.  For the next three months while the Labor Board was deciding on who would be eligible, the Union meet with the Veritiv drivers to discuss their needs and grievances with the company.  Teamsters Local 776 received a majority of support from the drivers so Local 776 agreed to include the drivers from Veritiv.  On June 8, 2018, the NLRB held a secret ballot election which now included all drivers and warehouse employees.  The workforce voted overpoweringly in favor of joining Teamsters Local 776.  On June 18, 2018, the NLRB Regional Director certified Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of the drivers and warehouse workers at Veritiv.

    Veritiv employees meet with their Bussiness Agent Eddie Sutton

    Veritiv Inventory Control Coordinators

    On June 22, 2018, Local 776 filed a petition for representation with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of the inventory control coordinators at Veritiv in Lemoyne PA.  The company argued that this group could not be represented by Local 776 because the Local was already representing the majority of the workforce at Veritiv.  The NLRB ruled against the company and in favor of the Union.  On August 20, 2018 the NLRB held a secret ballot election where all eligible inventory control coordinators voted 100% yes in favor of joining Teamsters Local 776. 

    Hershey Medical Center Surgical Technologists

    On July 13, 2018, Local 776 filed a petition for representation with the National Labor Relations Board for the Surgical Technologists at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  This group wished to join the existing Teamster contract currently enforced at the Med Center.  On August 8, 2018, the NLRB held a secret ballot election for the Surgical Technologists.  The Surgical Technologists voted overwhelmingly YES in favor of becoming members of Teamsters Local 776. 

    All smiles for Teamster Representation with the sugical technicians at Hershey Medical Center!

    On Behalf of Everyone at Teamsters Local 776 we would like to welcome all of our new members  to the Teamsters!


    Aug 12, 2017

    Local 776 Organizer Mark Cicak has been hard at work growing Teamster Power. Local 776 recently welcomed the following new members to the Teamsters:

    West Manchester Township Public Works Department

    On January 23, 2017, Local 776 filed a petition for representation on behalf of the WMT Public Works Department.  The Township denied the request of the Union to recognize Local 776 as the exclusive bargaining agent and the Pennsylvania Labor Board conducted an election on April 12, 2017.  All of the eligible employees voted in the secret ballot election with a strong majority of employees voting YES in favor of Teamsters Local 776.  On April 24, 2017, the Pennsylvania Labor Board certified Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the West Manchester Township Public Works Department. 

    Durham

    Over the course of the last year, Local 776 has been in talks with the Central Dauphin Bus Drivers Association about affiliating with the Teamsters.  In February 2017, the Local attended the CDBDA meeting to discuss with their membership the possibility of affiliating.  On April 20, 2017, the association conducted a secret ballot vote for affiliation with Teamsters Local 776 which concluded with an overwhelmingly strong vote in favor of affiliation.  Local 776 is proud to welcome the approximately 115 school bus drivers into the Teamsters Union.

    Krapf

    Krapf Bus took over the contract for First Student servicing the Harrisburg School District.  Krapf would not recognize the Teamsters as the representative of the employees.  The Local filed labor charges against the bus company which resulted in the Krapf recognizing Teamsters Local 776 as the exclusive representative of the Krapf employees.

    Cumberland Township Public Works

    On November 21, 2016, Local 776 filed a petition for representation on behalf of the Cumberland Township Public Works employees.  The Township denied the Locals petition and an election was held on July 20, 2017.  All eligible employees voted and 100% percent of votes cast were YES for Teamsters Local 776 representation.  On July 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Labor Board certified Local 776 as the sole representative of the employees of the Cumberland Township Public Works department.


    Aug 09, 2016

    Local 776 organizer Mark Cicak has been busy this year organizing across the Local's jurisdiction. Below are a listing of the Local's recent organizing victories. Check back later as Mark has quite a few groups that he is working with who wish to become members of the Teamsters.

    Newville Police Department

    - On February 25, 2016, the Teamsters demanded recognition from the Newville Borough on behalf of the Newville Police Department. The Borough chose to recognize the Teamsters as the sole collective bargaining agent for the police department. On May 24, 2016, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board certified Local 776 as the representative of the Newville Police Department.

    West York Borough Highway Department

    - On April 20, 2016, the Teamsters demanded recognition from the West York Borough on behalf of the West York Borough Highway Department. The borough elected to recognize the Teamsters as the sole collective bargaining agent for the highway department. On May 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board certified Teamsters Local 776 as the representative for the West York Borough Highway Department.

    Ryder Integrated Logistics

    -On June 24, 2016, Teamsters Local 776 demanded recognition from Ryder Integrated Logistics on behalf of the Ryder drivers that deliver for Metals USA. Ryder Integrated Logistics denied the Unions request and choose to take their chances with an election. On July 20, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board held an election where all of the eligible employees voted and an overwhelming number of Ryder employees voted YES for Teamsters Local 776 to be their collective bargaining agent. On July 29, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board certified Local 776 as the representative for the Ryder Integrated Logistics employees.


    Apr 22, 2015

    Employees of Intermodal Services of America who work at the Rutherford Rail Yard in Harrisburg, PA overwhelmingly voted to join Teamsters Local 776. By a resounding 38-1 vote the workers sent a strong message that they are united in organizing with the Teamsters and negotiating a contract.

    After receiving news of the ballot count Local 776 President Edgar Thompson commented: “We're thrilled to welcome our newest members to the Teamsters family and we look forward to addressing their issues at the bargaining table so they can enjoy the benefits of a strong Teamster contract,”

    It's Thumbs Up! for the Teamsters!


    Nov 25, 2015

    On November 10, 2015 Local 776 participated in the National Day of Action at FedEx Freight. For details follow the link below:

    Organizing at FedEx Freight




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