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  • Teamsters 71 Ends 2010 with Organizing Win

    Drivers at Alsco say ‘UNION YES!’ Alsco drivers in Charlotte, NC voted overwhelmingly to form a union and be represented by Teamsters Local 71. The drives, also known as Route Sales Representatives (RSRs), voted 8 to 1 to organize and bargain a contract for a better life. “In hard times, these drivers, after talking with […]

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  • American Red Cross in Charlotte Goes Union

    Workers win with Teamsters Local 71 One hundred fifty workers at the American Red Cross in Charlotte have voted to join Teamsters Local 71. “The 150 workers want job security, respect, a voice, and representation they know they can count on,” said Ted Russell, Local 71 President. “These hard workers have had it with management.” […]

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  • Charlotte Cabbies Protest Work Conditions

    Drivers want independence from cab companies Cab drivers in Charlotte are protesting city laws requiring all cab operators to be registered with a local cab company. On June 18, dozens gathered outside city hall to draw attention to their fight for independence. Teamsters Local 71 organized the protest to highlight the need to change the […]

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