TForce Update: Hope for a Better Future

Teamsters working at UPS Freight faced some uncertainty when it was announced that Canadian company TFI had acquired UPS Freight earlier this year. When UPS Freight was acquired, the operating ratio was at 99%. But at the end of this quarter, Cowen analyst reported TForce was performing “well ahead of expectations,” with an operating ratio of 90%.

American Red Cross Bargaining Survey

American Red Cross Teamsters -- make your voice heard. Take the bargaining survey to ensuring that your interests are represented at the bargaining table. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be accepted through July 21, 2021. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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Local 71 Membership Drive

Nearly fifty new UPS workers have joined the union at the West Charlotte UPS hub. The membership drive will continue as we sign up new hires on the midnight sort.

We welcome our new members!

If you'd like to help sign up new members at your building, talk with your Shop Steward or contact your business agent.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Teamsters Local Union 71 2021 Scholarship Fund

Teamsters Local 71 is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Teamsters Local 71 Scholarship Fund!

Union Solidarity at Charlotte UPS Hub

Local 71 leadership met with Stewards and Package Car Drivers from Metro and Lake Norman centers this morning to discuss management plans to install cameras on package cars.

UPS To Install Cameras in Package Cars in Lake Norman and Metro Centers

UPS is reportedly installing cameras in package cars over the weekend in the Charlotte hub in Lake Norman and Metro Centers.

Local 71 will be holding a Focus Meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:45 AM at the Charlotte hub for all package car drivers. 

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.