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Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life."

Teamsters Local 71 continues the struggle for dignity, respect, and economic justice for our members and all workers. 

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.

Teamsters Honor Veterans

Local 71 honors our United States Veterans today, Veteran's Day.

Cancelation Due to COVID: November Membership Meetings

Due to restrictions set by the state of North Carolina, the November 14 Membership Meetings have been canceled.

Local 71 Executive Board is monitoring state regulations and will notify members of all changes as soon as possible. 

Local 71 Plan Summary for Election of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the IBT Convention

IBT LU 71 is entitled to elect 3 delegates and has chosen to elect 1 alternate delegate to the June 2021 IBT International Convention.

The Election Supervisor has approved the IBT LU 71's plan for conducting nominations and elections. The important details of the plan are summarized in this PDF document.

AFLAC Online Open Enrollment Through December 4, 2020

AFLAC is now offering online open enrollment. Enroll online at www.ienrolllocal71.com before the open enrollment period ends, December 4, 2020. If you are already a policy holder, you can add an additional policy before December 4, 2020.

If you need help enrolling or have questions about coverage, policies, or COVID-19, click the flyer below or call a benefits counselor at 601-813-1392.

Urgent Email Blitz to Protect Our Pensions

The National United Committee to Protect Pensions is organizing a nation-wide email blitz through the end of October, demanding the White House take immediate action at this crucial time to protect our earned pensions. 

Celebrate & Recognize Your Labor On Labor Day

Teamsters Local 71 Executive Board wishes all of our members a Happy and Blessed Labor Day. 

Labor Day is brought to us by the struggle of Unions, to celebrate and recognize you. Teamsters are the hard-working brothers and sisters who have been the backbone of our nation, especially now, during this pandemic.

UPS Change of Operations Informational Update

Local 71 business agents Benji Austin and Brandon Price have created a new video to update members and answer questions about the upcoming change of operations affecting our UPS members.

Protect CSPF: Take Action This Week

Congress will reconvene this week to negotiate the terms of the new stimulus bill. This may be our last, best chance to protect earned pensions for Teamsters and all workers.