News

Aramark Members Win a Strong Contract

After eight months of bargaining, Aramark Teamsters voted 93% to ratify a three-year contract, winning improvements for the 21 members covered under the agreement.

Teamsters to Receive Bonus Pool at Yellow Operating Companies

In accordance with the National Master Freight Agreement, Freight Teamsters will receive a bonus pool payment in coming weeks. 

YRCW Cost of Living Increases Coming April 1

Freight Division Director John Murphy announced today that based on the Consumer Price Index figures released February 10th by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, YRCW Teamsters will be due a cost-of-living allowance per Article 33, Section 4 when the next scheduled hourly and mileage increase takes place on April 1, 2022.

This is the first wage COLA payable to our Yellow freight members since 2006. The $0.60 cents payable on April 1, 2022, will be the largest annual increase our members have received since 1981 when the COLA paid 77 cents.

ABF Teamsters Profit Sharing Bonus Coming Soon

For the third year in a row, qualifying ABF Teamsters will receive a profit-sharing bonus. The 2021 bonus will be the largest yet, thanks to our members' hard work making it possible. 

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.