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UPS Change of Operations Informational Video

Local 71 business agents Benji Austin and Brandon Price have created a video to help answer some questions about the upcoming change of operations affecting our UPS members.

Save Your Pension - Call Your Senator

The Central States Pension Fund is asking all Teamsters and retirees to take action to protect our pensions. Call your senator today at 833-738-0064. Use these five talking points from the CSPF to make your voice heard.

YRCW Expects $700 Million CARES Act Loan

On July 1, YRCW announced they expect to receive a $700 million loan from the US Treasury under authorization from the CARES Act. $350 million will be used to make H&W and pension benefit payments, and the other $350 million will go to investment in tractors and trailers.

YRC Teamsters Participate in Safety Demonstrations

YRC is holding safety training demonstrations on a voluntary basis on a variety of topics, and is recruiting trainers. Members who attend a demonstration receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize.

YRC and Holland TeamCare Benefit Update

TeamCare has notified Local 71 and sent a letter to all YRCW Teamsters that YRC and Holland are delinquent on their March 2020 contributions and that they will be unable to pay contributions for work performed in April and May.

The Fund informed members that they will extend TeamCare Layoff Coverage to all active and laid off YRCW Teamsters for a maximum period of 8 weeks. The memo says “eligible claims incurred after May 10 may be paid even though YRCW is on suspension of benefit status.”

9.5 List Extended - Join Using Opt-In Form

UPS has agreed to honor the existing 9.5 list through November 15, 2020. If you are currently on the 9.5 list, you will automatically stay on it through November 15, 2020. If you are not already on the list and would like to get on list, just fill out the 9.5 Opt In Form and give it to your steward. You will be added to the 9.5 list for the following week.

May General Membership Meeting Cancellation & Message from President Willie Ford

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This is to inform you that our May General Membership meeting is canceled, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. As always, the safety of our members and your families is our top priority. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

COVID-19 Update: TeamCare to Extend Coverage for Laid Off Teamsters

In a win for working Teamsters, laid-off members who are covered by TeamCare will receive up to eight weeks of continued healthcare coverage at no cost to members.

American Red Cross Teamsters: Take the Survey

American Red Cross Teamsters in Local 71 are stepping up along with many other healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Healthcare Division is asking American Red Cross Teamsters to complete a survey to explain how you are impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis. Click here to complete the survey.

April General Membership Meeting Cancellation & Message from President Willie Ford

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This is to inform you that our monthly meeting is canceled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis and our government order against gatherings. As always, the safety of our members and your families is our top priority. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.