Local 89 was chartered on December 27th, 1933. In its formative years, Local 89 quickly made a name for itself as a strong, no-nonsense union that was respected and feared throughout our jurisdiction. Ninety years later, we are proud to continue that tradition as one of the largest, most powerful, and militant Local Unions in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
This evening an independent election supervisor conducted a nomination meeting for Local 89’s executive board, and the Thompson-Cooper Teamsters United candidates were nominated without opposition. With no other candidates to place on the ballot, the Thompson-Cooper administration was automatically re-elected to serve a new three-year term beginning on January 1st, 2024.
UPS received a frightening Halloween surprise today when Specialists and Admins at the Louisville Centennial Hub voted by a significant 72% margin to join Teamsters Local 89.
"We're proud to welcome the LCH Specialists and Admins into our family," said President Avral Thompson.
September 29th, 2023 – Late on Friday night, workers at the Sysco Louisville Warehouse voted by an overwhelming 92% to join Teamsters Local 89. Polling concluded at 8:00pm, and within minutes of ballots being opened it was clear that workers had emphatically chosen to make their warehouse a proud union shop.
On September 23rd, Shuttle Bus Drivers at ABM overwhelmingly ratified their first Teamsters contract with just one “no” vote cast. At approximately 180 employees, this is the largest newly organized shop to be added to Local 89 in decades and is one of the largest organizing victories of any union in modern Kentucky history.