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Local 71 Scholarship Fund Open!

Local 71 Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2023 academic year! Click here for the Scholarship Application.

Central States Pension Fund Benefits Secured

The following is a letter from Central States Pension Fund Executive Director Thomas C. Nyhan regarding the approval of the use of American Rescue Plan funds to secure the pension fund.

Dear Participant,

We are pleased to inform you that on December 8, 2022, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced that the Central States Pension Fund’s application for Special Financial Assistance (SFA) was approved in accordance with the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The PBGC has approved approximately $35.8 billion in SFA, which we expect to receive within the next 60 days.

The SFA funding will allow the Central States Pension Fund to avoid insolvency in 2025 and to make a full recovery – reaching full funding over time. Thanks to this development, your pension benefits are secure and can be relied upon throughout your lifetime.

 

 

Yellow Postpones Change of Operations

Today, the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee received official notification from Yellow that the Company is withdrawing its proposed changes of operations in cases MR-CO-03-11/2022 and MR-UE-02-11/2022. The Company advised, however, that it intends to significantly modify the previously proposed changes and will refile them in the very near future. 

After the company's revise change of operations, Local 71 will review and continue to address the members concerns. 

 

 

Yellow Announces Change of Operations

Yellow has filed the expected massive change of operations documents to consolidate Holland and New Penn into Yellow across the Midwest, East and South, including freight terminals in Local 71.

Local 71 Election Results

Members have re-elected Willie Ford and the United 71 Slate. Thanks to all the members who participated. Together, we can unite and win better contracts at UPS, TForce, freight and for all Local 71 Teamsters. 

Yellow Announces Expansion of Apprenticeship Program

Reprinted from investors.myyellow.com (click here to read as a PDF)

At the White House, Yellow Corporation announced plans to expand its Registered Apprenticeship program to include new training initiatives for dockworkers and diesel mechanics. Nationwide and across industries, there is significant demand for these jobs, which are essential in delivering freight and sustaining U.S. supply chains.  

Second Annual Charlotte-Metrolina Labor Picnic

Teamster families are invited to join the second annual Charlotte-Metrolina Labor Council Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 5th from 11:30am-3:30pm at Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road in Charlotte. 

New Agreement at ABF

The TNFINC has reached a new agreement with ABF that will give drivers an opportunity to earn more money, on a voluntary basis, and cut down on the use of Purchase Transportation. Click to read the details of the agreement.

ABF COLA Increases Effective July 1

Teamsters at ABF will receive their first wage COLA since 2006, per Article 33, Section 4 in addition to the contractual wage increase effective July 1, 2022.

Between the contractual increase and the COLA, effective July 1, hourly wages will increase by $0.55 per hour and 1.375 cents per mile. 

Click here to read the full memo from the TNFINC.