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Family Day 2021

Local 71 hosted our annual Family Day on Saturday, September 11, following our General Membership Meeting, featuring guest speaker Davey Grubbs from the North Carolina Committee to Protect Pensions.

Dozens of families attended Family Day and enjoyed food, drinks, and prizes. Personalized victory plaques will be provided to the winners of the Car and Motorcycle Show in coming weeks.

Thanks to all volunteers who came out and helped make it happen, and thanks to all vendors for providing prizes, food and entertainment.

IBT Election Update

On October 4, 2021, every Teamster member in good standing will be mailed a ballot to elect the General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Click for notice of the election in English

Click here for notice of the election in Spanish.

Nominated Candidates for General President of the IBT will participate in a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30pm in Washington, DC. The forum will be live-streamed.

Click here for notice of the candidate forum in English.

Click here for notice of the candidate forum in Spanish.

Congratulations, Cathryn Hensley!

Daughter of Local 71 Holland Teamster James Hensley has won a James R. Hoffa scholarship, in addition to winning a Local 71 scholarship!

Teamsters Win For XPO Workers

XPO Logistics workers in Trenton and Miami won a major victory and ratified their first Teamster contracts last month. On August 9, Local 71 leaders Willie Ford, Cliff Crawford, Brandon Price and Benji Austin, and Joint Council organizer Edsel McDonald hit the ground to spread the word to XPO workers in our backyard.

TForce Update: Hope for a Better Future

Teamsters working at UPS Freight faced some uncertainty when it was announced that Canadian company TFI had acquired UPS Freight earlier this year. When UPS Freight was acquired, the operating ratio was at 99%. But at the end of this quarter, Cowen analyst reported TForce was performing “well ahead of expectations,” with an operating ratio of 90%.

American Red Cross Bargaining Survey

American Red Cross Teamsters -- make your voice heard. Take the bargaining survey to ensuring that your interests are represented at the bargaining table. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be accepted through July 21, 2021. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Take the Survey

Local 71 Membership Drive

Nearly fifty new UPS workers have joined the union at the West Charlotte UPS hub. The membership drive will continue as we sign up new hires on the midnight sort.

We welcome our new members!

If you'd like to help sign up new members at your building, talk with your Shop Steward or contact your business agent.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Teamsters Local Union 71 2021 Scholarship Fund

Teamsters Local 71 is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Teamsters Local 71 Scholarship Fund!

Union Solidarity at Charlotte UPS Hub

Local 71 leadership met with Stewards and Package Car Drivers from Metro and Lake Norman centers this morning to discuss management plans to install cameras on package cars.

UPS To Install Cameras in Package Cars in Lake Norman and Metro Centers

UPS is reportedly installing cameras in package cars over the weekend in the Charlotte hub in Lake Norman and Metro Centers.

Local 71 will be holding a Focus Meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:45 AM at the Charlotte hub for all package car drivers.