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Saturday, February 8: General Membership Meeting

Come out this Saturday, February 8, for monthly craft meetings at 8:30 AM followed by the February General Membership meeting at 10:00 AM.

In Memory of Brother Kevin Gibson

Teamsters Local 71 member and UPSer Kevin Gibson, 52, passed away on Monday. "Brother Kevin was respected by many. Teamsters Local 71 extends love, sympathy and support to his family at this time," said Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Price. Click here to view obituary, send flowers to the service, or get details on Brother Kevin's celebration of life.

Know Your Union Rights

As a Local 71 Teamster, you have union rights under your contract. Look here for advice on steps to take in common situations.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Local 71 celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We honor his legacy by standing together to advance the rights of all Teamsters and all working people. 

James R. Hoffa Memorial Fund Scholarship Now Accepting 2020 Applicants

The application process for the 2020 James R. Hoffa Memorial Fund Scholarship program has begun. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2020. Find out more about the scholarship and apply online.

New Year, New 9.5 List

Local 71 has given management the names of Package Car Drivers who want to be on the 9.5 list for the next five months. The new 9.5 list will take effect on January 15 and stay in effect through June 15. 

United for a Better Future: A Message from the Executive Board

Happy New Year to our Local 71 Teamster Brothers and Sisters. Last fall, members voted for new leadership and a new direction.

As your newly elected executive board, we are excited for the opportunity to work with each and every one of you to build a stronger union.

Saturday, January 11: General Membership Meeting

The first General Membership Meeting will be on Saturday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Union Hall at 2529 Beltway Blvd in Charlotte. 

Find Your New Business Agent

Here are the buildings and classifications represented by your Business Agents. 

If you have an issue, the first step is to talk to your steward. Your Business Agent is there to back up you and your steward.

Willie Ford: American Red Cross, Alsco, Blue Link, Old Castle, Northern Tool, Movies, UPS-Florence, UPS-Charlotte Hub (Feeders, Derita Center)  

Brandon "Hot Dog" Price: Ameri Pride, Aramark, CSI, UPS-Monroe, UPS-Charlotte Hub (preload, automotive), UPS-Lake Norman, UPS-Lancaster, UPS-Rock Hill

Cliff Crawford: ABF, Holland, YRC, UPS Freight 

Benji Austin: UPS-Gastonia, UPS-Kannapolis, UPS-Salisbury, UPS-Air Division, UPS-Charlotte Hub (Arrowood Center, Metro Center, Reload)