The image and PDF attached is the official memorandum from the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer about the upcoming 2021 IBT Convention being changed from an in-person event to a virtual convention.
Attention Members of Teamsters Local 89:
Moments ago, Central Region Vice President Avral Thompson attended an emergency International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board (GEB) meeting via telephone.
We are sorry to announce the cancellation of this Friday’s normally scheduled General Membership Meeting and the Christmas Party that traditionally accompanies it.
Although we understand that this will be disappointing to members as it is one of the most popular events our Local Union holds, it is in the best interest of our members health and safety for us to do so.
Fred Zuckerman, Avral Thompson, Jeff Cooper, Brian Hamm, Robert Colone, Craig Burns, and James DeWeese have been re-elected by a margin of three to one. Thank you to all members who participated whether by mail-in-ballot or in person during the walk-in component over the last two days.
We are proud to announce the recently formed Teamsters Local 89 Women’s Committee has created a COVID-19 Crisis Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide groceries and household items to members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in need assistance for themselves or their families.
Apr 13, 2020 - It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the tragic passing of a Teamsters Local 89 member at UPS Worldport who had been off of work since April 1st. This sadly marks the first member of our Local Union who has lost their life to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping our country.
In order to protect our union members during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have communicated ALL employee concerns brought to our attention to the Company. The Company had already put measures in place for the safety of our employees and in addition addressed the concerns that were brought up by Local 89 members.
TeamCare Layoff Benefits
We have been informed by the IBT that the TeamCare Board of Trustees have approved a plan amendment granting up to eight weeks of TeamCare Layoff Coverage at no cost to members who are laid off between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
This is an issue that many Local Unions across the country, including Teamsters Local 89, have been asking TeamCare to address.
Those who are seeking to utilize the two-weeks of paid sick leave negotiated between the IBT and UPS must fill out a form that is now available on UPSers.com. You can access the form, and instructions, using the following information.
Go to UPSers.com and log in – Click the “Learn More” button on the COVID-19 section located just below the main header.
The Teamsters Local 89 Executive Board has passed a resolution calling for all employers to provide paid sick leave for workers who do not currently have it, enhance health and safety procedures, provide more open information to workers, and provide increased compensation as a show of appreciation to the essential workers who are keeping America running during this crisis.