Mar 21, 2017 - Teamsters 89 recently worked alongside other Teamster Locals as well as five other International Unions across the United States to negotiate a brand new National Contract with GE/Haier.
This new National Contract was overwhelmingly ratified by the Teamsters, as well as the other unions represented by the agreement, and will run through June of 2020.
Mar 20, 2017 -
We are proud to announce that, at 4PM today, Teamsters Local 89 Vice President Avral Thompson was sworn in as an IBT Central Region Vice President. This is an historic moment, as Avral becomes the first Teamsters 89 member in our long history who has sat on the IBT General Executive Board (GEB). The swearing in was conducted by phone to allow Avral to begin his term right away.
Mar 14, 2017 -
In a great victory today, drivers at Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) voted in favor of joining Teamsters Local 89 by an 8-3 majority. MTS is a rapidly expanding trucking company that opened a terminal in Louisville last summer. They primarily haul auto parts and have a contract with Ford Motor Company in the city.
Mar 01, 2017 -
Despite strong opposition from Teamsters 89 and many friends to working people in the House, HB 404, the UPS "Golf Cart Bill", passed on the Kentucky State House floor earlier today with a vote of 61 for and 36 against. The debate over this bill lasted for nearly two hours as many Representative's stood up and spoke against this un-safe legislation.
Feb 27, 2017 - It has come to our attention that a memo was passed out, via courier, to Kentucky legislators that included logos for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and UPS. This memo purports that a “new compromise” has been reached in regards to House Bill 404.
Feb 21, 2017 - House Bill 404, known as the “Golf Cart” Bill, was introduced into the Transportation Committee today in Frankfort.
For those who are not aware, this bill is custom tailored for UPS to allow the company to deliver packages via golf carts in residential areas, most notably during peak season.