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.

On January 1, we took the oath of office and hit the ground running. We are reaching out to stewards and members to tackle the backlog of unresolved grievances.

We are asking all stewards and members to provide business agents with copies of grievances that have been filed and remain unresolved.

Business Agent Assignments are as follows:

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)

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. See you there!