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    July 8, 2020 – Today an overwhelming majority of drivers at Vistar Kentucky voted to join Teamsters Local 89, marking the second straight victory for Local 89’s Organizing Department. The Vistar Campaign began in early April after Local 89 UPS Ground Business Agent James DeWeese forwarded a lead to the Organizing Department.

    June 22, 2020 – Today a majority of drivers at Quickway Carriers voted to join Teamsters Local 89, following a long and turbulent organizing effort. Quickway is now the third Teamster represented workforce at the Louisville Kroger Distribution Center, with Zenith and Transervice already at that location.

    Labor Unions have long stood for the rights of working people. Throughout our history, one of our defining principles is our belief that all working people should be treated as equals regardless of the color of their skin, gender, or other differences.

    We are happy to welcome Mac Moore to the Local 89 staff! Mac first became a Teamster in October of 1988 when he took his first Local 89 job at Dixie Warehouse. Mac has worked at several different Local 89 shops throughout his career, primarily in Carhaul and Freight.

    JUNE 2020 MEMBERSHIP MEETING POSTPONEMENT Local 89 has continued to operate throughout this unprecedented time and was not subject to complete closure by the Governor of Kentucky’s March 22nd, 2020 Executive Order.
    Download: june 2020 meeting postponed.pdf

    The deadline for applications for the Teamsters Local 89 2020 Scholarship Fund is fast approaching. The Application was printed in the Spring 2020 Newsletter, and we have already received forms from many applicants. If you have not sent in an application for your child yet, please click the PDF version of the application attached to this article and send it in today.
    Download: 2020 scholarship application.pdf

    ATTENTION MEMBERS OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 89 As a result of Kentucky’s escalating response to the COVID-19 outbreak and for the health and wellbeing of our members and staff, Local 89 will be temporarily changing our operations. While Local 89 will continue our day to day business, we will be limiting entry into the union hall to staff only.

    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.

    Stimulus Bill (Phase 3) The "Phase 3" stimulus bill which originated in the US Senate has now passed the US House and has been signed by the President.

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