We are happy to announce Brian Hamm as the new Recording Secretary for Teamsters Local 89!
Brian, a third-generation Teamster after his father and grandfather, became a member of Local 89 in 1986 when he began working at the newly created UPS Louisville Air Hub. At UPS, Brian worked as a marshaller and served as a steward for thirteen years, beginning in 1990. He also served as a rank-and-file committee member in the 1997 and 2002 Louisville Air Rider negotiations.
In 2003 President Zuckerman hired Brian as a Business Agent for the UPS Air District, and he has represented Local 89 members at UPS Worldport since then. During his time at Local 89, Brian has twice been elected as a delegate representing our Local at the IBT convention, he assisted in the successful organizing drive at Caesars, and he has been involved in numerous contract negotiations. In 2008 he served on the UPS National and Central Region negotiating committees, and he co-chaired the Louisville Air Rider negotiations in 2008, 2013, and 2018.
A skilled contract specialist, Brian knows the UPS agreements inside and out, and has been able to utilize that knowledge to win hundreds significant grievance and panel cases for Local 89 members over the years. These wins have resulted in pay, new and superior work standards, and even the creation of full-time jobs beyond what was guaranteed in the contract.
From President Zuckerman, Secretary-Treasurer Thompson, the Officers, Agents, and Staff of Teamsters Local 89, congratulations Brian!