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Apply for Local 71 Scholarship Fund

Local 71 Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2023 academic year! Click here for the Scholarship Application.

It’s Time to Deliver on the Dream

UPS Teamsters petitioned and held parking lot actions to call for MLK day as a paid holiday in Teamster contracts and to deliver on Dr. King's dream of a fair economy for all.

MLK National Day of Action at UPS

Teamsters Local 71 is organizing UPS parking lot actions on Martin Luther King Day to demand UPS respect MLK Day as a paid holiday and deliver on his dream of economic and social justice.

Big Wins for Teamster Road Drivers at T-Force and YRC Freight

The International Union has recently won monetary settlements for road drivers at YRC Freight and T-Force (formerly UPS Freight) across the United States, totaling over $1.5 million.

Application Process Now Open for 2022 James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund

The application process for the 2022 James R. Hoffa Memorial Fund Scholarship program has begun. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022. Find out more about the scholarship and apply online.

Family Day 2021

Local 71 hosted our annual Family Day on Saturday, September 11, following our General Membership Meeting, featuring guest speaker Davey Grubbs from the North Carolina Committee to Protect Pensions.

Dozens of families attended Family Day and enjoyed food, drinks, and prizes. Personalized victory plaques will be provided to the winners of the Car and Motorcycle Show in coming weeks.

Thanks to all volunteers who came out and helped make it happen, and thanks to all vendors for providing prizes, food and entertainment.

IBT Election Update

On October 4, 2021, every Teamster member in good standing will be mailed a ballot to elect the General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Click for notice of the election in English

Click here for notice of the election in Spanish.

Nominated Candidates for General President of the IBT will participate in a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 1 at 6:30pm in Washington, DC. The forum will be live-streamed.

Click here for notice of the candidate forum in English.

Click here for notice of the candidate forum in Spanish.

Congratulations, Cathryn Hensley!

Daughter of Local 71 Holland Teamster James Hensley has won a James R. Hoffa scholarship, in addition to winning a Local 71 scholarship!

Teamsters Win For XPO Workers

XPO Logistics workers in Trenton and Miami won a major victory and ratified their first Teamster contracts last month. On August 9, Local 71 leaders Willie Ford, Cliff Crawford, Brandon Price and Benji Austin, and Joint Council organizer Edsel McDonald hit the ground to spread the word to XPO workers in our backyard.

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%.