It's that time of year again! Members, if you have a child who is graduating high school and preparing for college, be sure to have them apply for a 2021 Teamsters Local 89 Scholarship by using the attached application form.
March 5th, 2021 – For the last several weeks, retirees from the Teamsters and other unions around the country have watched with bated breath as the American Rescue Plan, a proposed 1.9 trillion-dollar spending bill, has been debated by Congress in Washington D.C.
Teamsters Local 89 donated and delivered 21 pallets of water to Texans in need after last week’s disastrous winter storm.
On Tuesday, February 23rd Business Agent Trey McCutcheon was sent to procure the 21 pallets of water from Louisville’s Kroger Distribution Center, home to hundreds of Teamsters Local 89 members at Zenith Logistics and Transervice.
On Thursday, February 11th, 2021 Teamsters Local 89 members at Morgan Foods ratified a new five-year agreement by an overwhelming 84% vote. This agreement contains significant economic and language improvements and marks the strongest contract to date at the canning facility.
Members will receive a .60 cent raise when the contract goes into effect, and another .
In late 2019 workers at a Smyrna Ready Mix (SRM) plant in Winchester approached Local 89 organizers about forming a union. Shortly thereafter the initial contact was fired, then the plant manager was fired for refusing to interrogate the workers about who supported a union. In early 2020 the entire plant was shut down by a Company arrogant enough to believe the law didn’t apply to them.
Teamsters Local 89 members at Brown Forman ratified a new five-year agreement on Sunday, January 31st by an overwhelming 89%. The Company had held firm for nearly two months in their attempt for a lesser contract until just days prior to expiration. They finally relented in the face of righteous determination by the Teamsters bargaining committee.
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.