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Teamsters Local 71
Charlotte, NC Serving Members in North and South Carolina



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We are pleased to announce that Local Union # 71 has successfully led an organizing campaign at Adams, an Oldcastle Company in Lilesville, NC. These drivers are suppliers for bagged, ready mix concrete and supplies to Lowes, Home Depot and such. The vote was held on Friday June 21st with a nearly a 4 to 1 ratio in favor of being represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. We’d like to give all the recognition for this successful campaign to our new Joint Council # 9 Organizer, Edsel McDonald. None of this would have been possible without his insight and hard work on this project. As we begin negotiations with Oldcastle, we hope to gain momentum toward organizing the 50+ employees inside the plant as well. 

The Local Uinon has 6 tickets for the Kelby Costner and Special Guest concert on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. The Charlotte Fire Fighters Association is sponsoring this event. Please contact the Local Union if you are interested in going. 704-596-2475.

Congratulations to Gracie Rackcliff, daughter of Donnie Rackcliff, driver at USF Holland in Charlotte, NC. Gracie graduated from Piedmont High School in Monroe, NC and will be attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Gracie is a member of First Baptist Church in Marshville, NC where she sings in the church choir, works in the nursery and has gone on multiple mission trips. Gracie works a lifeguard in the summer, babysits and plays sports. While in school she was on the swim team, excelled in band, served as President of the Project Unify and was one of the founders of the Break the Silence Club, which focuses on making mental health a priority instead of a stigma. Gracie also worked with other organizations in the community during her high school years. We wish the best of luck to her as she starts a new chapter in her life.

Congratulations to Devin D. Cox, son of Winston Cox, UPS pre-loader in Charlotte, NC. Devin graduated from West Mecklenburg High School and will be attending Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC.  Devin plans to study science to one day become a Marine Biologist, Bio Technologist or a Bio Chemist. He maintained the A/B Honor Roll since the 7th grade. During his years at West Mecklenburg High, he was a part of the Y.E.S. program to help out different communities such as Toys for Tots & Feeding the Homeless. During his Sophomore/Junior years he tutored he peers for quizzes, assignments or upcoming tests. During his Junior/Senior he was part of the committee called Voter Registration Ambassadors to assist fellow students in the importance of their right to VOTE. Devin was a very active young man during his high school years. We wish him the best of luck as he starts a new chapter in his life.

Workers in Western Pennsylvania Have Approved The Last Supplement

(WASHINGTON) – The last supplement to the YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn National Master Freight Agreement has now been ratified by the affected membership, which means the new national collective bargaining agreement and all supplemental agreements are now fully ratified and will take effect immediately. The National Master portions of the agreement and all other supplements were previously approved by the membership on May 3.

The only outstanding supplement following the May 3 vote, the Joint Council 40 Supplement, was approved this week.

“The national contract will now take effect and I want to thank all our members for their support during this long process,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division.  “The wage increases are retroactive to April 1 and it is anticipated that any retro pay will be distributed within the next 30 days.”

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at

We will have Family Day rain or shine!!!!
Agreement Increases Wages, Protects Benefits, Creates New Full-Time Jobs
(WASHINGTON) – The five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS will take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, April 29, after workers in Michigan ratified the last outstanding supplemental agreement.
The national contract will increase wages, protect benefits and create thousands of new full-time jobs. Economic improvements in the contract are retroactive to August 1, 2018. The company has been notified of the ratification and will attempt to implement required raises during the next weekly pay period.
“This contract recognizes our members’ hard work by providing solid wage increases, protecting their health coverage, improving their retirement security and giving part-time workers the chance to advance into long-term careers,” said Denis Taylor, Co-Chair of the National Negotiating Committee and Director of the Teamsters Package Division. “We realize this has been a long process, and we appreciate our members’ patience and support.”
The UPS contract includes wage increases of $4.15 per hour for both full-time and part-time workers over the term of the contract and increases the part-time start rate by $2.50 retroactively to August 1, 2018. All full-time and part-time UPS Teamsters will continue to receive health insurance for the member and their family without paying premiums. The agreement also strengthens grievance enforcement for harassment with a sitting arbitrator and monetary penalties, and a new procedure to make it easier to get on or off the overtime list.
The agreement requires UPS to create 5,000 new full-time jobs during the term of the agreement, including a minimum of 2,000 Article 43 driver jobs, and a new combination driver classification that addresses the changes brought on through the e-commerce revolution.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cin





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Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.

"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting or

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucker of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit

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