A Freight member update Zoom call will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, May 8. General President Sean M. O’Brien and Director John A. Murphy will be reviewing the changes to the Freight Division to better assist local unions representing Freight members.
Central States Pension Fund submitted their application for Special Financial Assistance on April 28. The PBGC has 120 days to review the CSPF application. Click here for the full memo from Voices for Pension Security.
Local 71 hosted a coalition of Metro Charlotte community and labor organizations this past Saturday to hold a forum for Charlotte City Council candidates.
Special thanks to all Local 71 members who attended, and to event co-chairs: Rev. Dr. Gregory Moss Sr. of Chappell Memorial Baptist Church; Ms. Ashley Hawkins of the Charlotte/Metrolina Labor Council; Mr. Chris Baumann of SEIU Workers United Southern Region; and Rev. Glencie Rhedrick of Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice.
Freight Division Director John Murphy announced today that based on the Consumer Price Index figures released February 10th by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, YRCW Teamsters will be due a cost-of-living allowance per Article 33, Section 4 when the next scheduled hourly and mileage increase takes place on April 1, 2022.
This is the first wage COLA payable to our Yellow freight members since 2006. The $0.60 cents payable on April 1, 2022, will be the largest annual increase our members have received since 1981 when the COLA paid 77 cents.