Sunday, May 8: Teamster Freight Division Member Update

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.

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CSPF UPDATE: Application Submitted April 28

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. 


The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee has reached a settlement with Holland resulting in over half a million dollars to be paid out nationwide to Holland Teamsters, including $26,299.47 to be paid to Charlotte drivers. 

Community & Labor Coalition Forum

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. 

CSPF Submitting Special Funding Application April 2022

Pension Legislation Update from Central States Pension Fund: Central States Pension Fund Will Submit Application to PBGC Under the American Rescue Plan Act. Click here for the full announcement from Central States Pension Fund.

US Foods Members Vote to Join Teamsters Local 71

Welcome to 52 drivers at US Foods in Charlotte, NC who voted to join Teamsters Local 71 on Tuesday, March 29 with 35 workers voting yes and 13 voting no. 

Aramark Members Win a Strong Contract

After eight months of bargaining, Aramark Teamsters voted 93% to ratify a three-year contract, winning improvements for the 21 members covered under the agreement.

Teamsters to Receive Bonus Pool at Yellow Operating Companies

In accordance with the National Master Freight Agreement, Freight Teamsters will receive a bonus pool payment in coming weeks. 

YRCW Cost of Living Increases Coming April 1

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.

ABF Teamsters Profit Sharing Bonus Coming Soon

For the third year in a row, qualifying ABF Teamsters will receive a profit-sharing bonus. The 2021 bonus will be the largest yet, thanks to our members' hard work making it possible.