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.
“I’m humbled that our members have put their trust in me to continue leading this great Local,” said President Avral Thompson. “The fact that we ran unopposed tells me that our members are happy with the job we’ve done so far, and we’ll continue working hard to make every member proud to be part of Teamsters Local 89.”
Since first taking office in March of 2022, the Thompson-Cooper administration has fought hard and worked with our new International leadership to take Local 89 to greater heights than ever before. Under their leadership, Local 89 has expanded our membership through a myriad of organizing victories and has won record contracts through aggressive bargaining and militant rank-and-file contract campaigns.
“It’s been the honor of my life to serve as Local 89’s Secretary-Treasurer for these past two years,” said Jeff Cooper. “I’m very proud of what our Local has accomplished together, and I want to thank our members for the support they’ve given us.”
We would like to give a special thank you to General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman, who is still an active member of Local 89, for attending the meeting and nominating our executive board for re-election.
From the Officers, Agents, and Staff of the Thompson-Cooper administration, we want to share a heartfelt thank you to our over 17,000 members for giving us the privilege of representing you once again.