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.
Teamsters Local 71 is proud to announce that ABF Teamster Allen McNeely has been chosen to join the 2020-2021 ABF Freight Road Team, one of the highest honors an ABF driver can achieve. Congratulations, Brother McNeely!
On July 1, YRCW announced they expect to receive a $700 million loan from the US Treasury under authorization from the CARES Act. $350 million will be used to make H&W and pension benefit payments, and the other $350 million will go to investment in tractors and trailers.
YRC is holding safety training demonstrations on a voluntary basis on a variety of topics, and is recruiting trainers. Members who attend a demonstration receive a ticket for a chance to win a prize.
TeamCare has notified Local 71 and sent a letter to all YRCW Teamsters that YRC and Holland are delinquent on their March 2020 contributions and that they will be unable to pay contributions for work performed in April and May.
The Fund informed members that they will extend TeamCare Layoff Coverage to all active and laid off YRCW Teamsters for a maximum period of 8 weeks. The memo says “eligible claims incurred after May 10 may be paid even though YRCW is on suspension of benefit status.”