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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.

Teamcare and COVID-19

TeamCare has issued a detailed bulletin and Q&A with information about COVID-19, including what to do if you feel sick, testing, and eligibility for short-term disability benefits.

We urge all members who are covered by TeamCare to read the bulletin carefully.

Aflac Supplemental Benefit Information on COVID-19

COVID19 (Coronavirus) is being considered a sickness/illness under the Short Term Disability Policy through Hancock-Hall.

Short-Term Disability Benefits & COVID-19

Local 71 members who have short-term disability benefits through Teamcare are eligible for those benefits if they are under a physician’s care for COVID-19 or have been advised by a physician, teladoc or state agency to self-quarantine.

UPS employees need to contact Aetna to report their disability.

We urge you to read the TeamCare bulletin for all the details.

COVID-19 Update for UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters

UPS and UPS Freight will pay up to ten days of paid leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional.

Teamsters Local 71 Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

Teamsters Local 71 is now accepting applications for Local 71 Scholarship fund. Applications must be received by Local 71 on or before May 4, 2020. Click here for the application.

Saturday, March 14: General Membership Meeting

Come out this Saturday, March 14, for the March General Membership meeting at 9:00 AM, followed by a presentation from the North Carolina Committee to Protect Pensions at 10:00 AM. The craft meetings will be postponed.

Carolina Teamsters Are Voting in the 2020 Democratic Primary

Local 71 leaders and volunteers held a voter participation drive to boost member participation in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

Saturday, February 8: General Membership Meeting

Come out this Saturday, February 8, for monthly craft meetings at 8:30 AM followed by the February General Membership meeting at 10:00 AM.

In Memory of Brother Kevin Gibson

Teamsters Local 71 member and UPSer Kevin Gibson, 52, passed away on Monday. "Brother Kevin was respected by many. Teamsters Local 71 extends love, sympathy and support to his family at this time," said Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Price. Click here to view obituary, send flowers to the service, or get details on Brother Kevin's celebration of life.