Brothers and Sisters:
I would like to begin by welcoming the former Local 559 members and their families to Local 671. The merger of Local 559 has proved to be a very difficult task. Along with the Local 671Executve Board and Staff, I have been dealing with the issues of the sale of the Local 559 building, the negotiating of the many contracts and also speaking to those members and their families to assure them that their health benefits are not changing and that we will hopefully better serve their needs.
The former Local 559 Health Fund Office, now renamed to Local 671A Health Services, has been relocated to a space in Local 671’s Union Hall. We have had many of the members and their families visit the new office. Please feel free to stop by to meet the Staff. They are prepared to deal with your benefit issues or simply stop by and check it out.
We also have a new National UPS Agreement that includes many changes. We are waiting for the completed contract books and then we will begin to have meetings for the members to get answers to questions they may have regarding the changes.
We have launched a Teamsters Local 671 Facebook page. Please visit and like that page to stay up on the happenings around our Local and visit our website at www.teamsters671.com.
If you plan on retiring and our covered by the New England Teamsters Pension Plan be sure to make an appointment with the Representative from the Pension Fund that takes appointments 1 day per month at our office.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, I want to wish all of you and your families a happy and safe Holiday Season.