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9.5 List Extended - Join Using Opt-In Form

UPS has agreed to honor the existing 9.5 list through November 15, 2020. If you are currently on the 9.5 list, you will automatically stay on it through November 15, 2020. If you are not already on the list and would like to get on list, just fill out the 9.5 Opt In Form and give it to your steward. You will be added to the 9.5 list for the following week.

May General Membership Meeting Cancellation & Message from President Willie Ford

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This is to inform you that our May General Membership meeting is canceled, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. As always, the safety of our members and your families is our top priority. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

COVID-19 Update: TeamCare to Extend Coverage for Laid Off Teamsters

In a win for working Teamsters, laid-off members who are covered by TeamCare will receive up to eight weeks of continued healthcare coverage at no cost to members.

American Red Cross Teamsters: Take the Survey

American Red Cross Teamsters in Local 71 are stepping up along with many other healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Healthcare Division is asking American Red Cross Teamsters to complete a survey to explain how you are impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis. Click here to complete the survey.

April General Membership Meeting Cancellation & Message from President Willie Ford

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This is to inform you that our monthly meeting is canceled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis and our government order against gatherings. As always, the safety of our members and your families is our top priority. We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

Teamcare and COVID-19

TeamCare has issued a detailed bulletin and Q&A with information about COVID-19, including what to do if you feel sick, testing, and eligibility for short-term disability benefits.

We urge all members who are covered by TeamCare to read the bulletin carefully.

Aflac Supplemental Benefit Information on COVID-19

COVID19 (Coronavirus) is being considered a sickness/illness under the Short Term Disability Policy through Hancock-Hall.

Short-Term Disability Benefits & COVID-19

Local 71 members who have short-term disability benefits through Teamcare are eligible for those benefits if they are under a physician’s care for COVID-19 or have been advised by a physician, teladoc or state agency to self-quarantine.

UPS employees need to contact Aetna to report their disability.

We urge you to read the TeamCare bulletin for all the details.

COVID-19 Update for UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters

UPS and UPS Freight will pay up to ten days of paid leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional.

Teamsters Local 71 Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

Teamsters Local 71 is now accepting applications for Local 71 Scholarship fund. Applications must be received by Local 71 on or before May 4, 2020. Click here for the application.