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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. 

 

Allen McNeely, ABF Teamster, Joins ABF Freight Road Team

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!

UPS Change of Operations Informational Video

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

Save Your Pension - Call Your Senator

The Central States Pension Fund is asking all Teamsters and retirees to take action to protect our pensions. Call your senator today at 833-738-0064. Use these five talking points from the CSPF to make your voice heard.

YRCW Expects $700 Million CARES Act Loan

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.

Local 71 Delegate Election Plan Submitted

Teamsters Local 71 has submitted a Delegate Election plan to the IBT Election Supervisor. Click here to see the official notice of submission.

YRC Teamsters Participate in Safety Demonstrations

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.

YRC and Holland TeamCare Benefit Update

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.”