Parking lot meetings were held throughout the month of February & into March to inform our UPS Members of important contract updates.  Local 61 President, Mark Greene, informed everyone about our participation in the IBT's 'Contract Unity Pledge.'  Brother Greene met with these Members in Sylva and snapped a couple of photos from that visit.

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Brother Greene also visited the UPS Franklin building and had a great show of support from those Members as well.  We apprecaite everyone's willingness to participate in these important upcoming contract negotiations for the 2023-2028 Contract.

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On February 18th, Teamsters Local 61 participated in a legislative luncheon hosted by the WNC Central Labor Council.  NC AFL-CIO President Marybe McMillan outlined the goals for workers in our state.  Four (4) NC Legislators spoke at this event along with a Buncombe County Commissioner and an Asheville City Council Member.   

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From left to right:

Tyler Murphy (UPS Shop Steward)

Brian Ball (Secretary-Treasurer)

Albert Arguelles (UPS Shop Steward)

& Kim Rhoney (Asheville City Council)

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Julie Mayfield (NC Senator, Buncombe County)


Our Voice, an Asheville non-profit organization, recently voted to unionize.  These new members are working closely with Local 61 to get their very first contract negotiated.  Thank you to Our Voice members for your participation during these negotiations.  Everyone deserves a voice in their workplace!


Green Sage, a local cafe and restaurant, held a rally in Downtown Asheville on February 14th.  Along with their supporters, they raised awareness about to their right to organize their workplace.  Local 61 has filed a petition with the NLRB to hold a union election between Local 61 and Green Sage South employees.  We are currently waiting for the date to be set to hold this election.  Stay tuned for updates.

Click here for the WLOS News 13 Article


(Photo Credits to WLOS News 13 Staff)


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