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COVID Vaccination Opportunity for Union Members

Ironworkers Local 848 and the Southern Piedmont CLC are partnering with Novant Health to bring a vaccination event to union members and essential workers on Friday, April 23. 

Complete the survey to get first notice of available appointments.

 

YRC and Holland Teamsters to Receive Bonus

By the end of March, Teamster members at YRC and Holland will have checks in the mail, thanks to the incentive bonus provision negotiated into the National Master Freight Agreement. Bonus checks are anticipated to be $175 to $200.

Grassroots Organizing Victory: Pension Relief on the Horizon

The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act, as part of the American Rescue stimulus package, is expected to be signed into law in the coming days. The plan is backed by the Teamsters, Central States Pension Fund, and employers to save the earned pensions of 400,000 Teamsters and 2.5 million workers.  

In 2013, preventing pension cuts seemed impossible, but grassroots organizing by thousands of workers and retirees made it happen.

Local 71 Delegates Elected to the IBT Convention

On March 6, 2021 the following members of Local 71 were elected delegates to 2021 IBT Convention, to be conducted online June 21-25, 2021:

Willie Ford
Benji Austin
Cliff Crawford

The number of nominees for alternate did not exceed the number of alternate delegates to be elected at the Nominations Meeting and Allen Byers was elected alternate.

Click here to view or download the Certified Election Results.

YRC-Holland Change of Operations

YRC Freight and Holland are undergoing a multi-region Change of Operations which will iinvolve YRC and Holland freight terminals in Local 71.

Change of Operations meetings scheduled to take place via zoom on February 25, 2021. Local 71 representatives will participate in those meetings and will share information as it becomes available.

Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Local 71 Scholarship

Teamsters Local 71 is now accepting 2021 scholarship applications. Applications must be received by May 7, 2021.

UPS Freight Sale Q&A

On January 25 the IBT was informed that UPS Freight has been sold to TFI International Inc. and will operate under TForce Freight, Inc. after the deal is finalized. See below for further information.

January 9: Zoom General Membership Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and member safety, Local 71 will be holding the January General Membership Meeting via Zoom on Saturday January 9, 2021. 

Contact the hall at (704) 596-2475 to register for the meeting.