From local UPS package handlers caught up in a national Teamsters struggle to a UofL trustee being disqualified, here are Insider’s top stories this week.
Local UPS package handlers caught up in national Teamsters power struggle
As thousands of unionized local UPS package handlers are weighing how to vote on a new contract proposal in the next three weeks, they’ve become ensnared in a political battle for national union leadership that has pitted the local boss, Fred Zuckerman, against Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, reported Boris Ladwig. Read more about how Zuckerman, whose Local 89 is one of the nation’s largest and represents the bulk of UPS’s 21,000 Louisville workers, opposes the tentative five-year agreement negotiated by Hoffa’s team.
Confusion surrounds news that Huber’s is up for auction
Since the news Tuesday night that Joe Huber’s Family Farm would hit the auction block in November, people have expressed dismay that a favorite family attraction could shutter, but many also have expressed confusion about what exactly is up for sale, reported Caitlin Bowling. Read more about how to visitors, it’s not Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards. To many, Huber’s is just Huber’s, but in fact, it’s not.
Boujie Biscuit lands in Clifton with a unique comfort food menu
The tiny space in Clifton that recently housed Cocoberry Pops and, before that, Reynolds Grocery has a new tenant in Boujie Biscuit. The early returns are not only favorable, they’re pretty delicious, wrote Kevin Gibson in his review. Read more from the review: The place advertises, “Scratch-made comfort food on a handcrafted buttermilk biscuit,” and it delivers.
Cliftons Pizza Co. closes after more than 28 years
A landmark Louisville restaurant has shut its doors. Cliftons Pizza Co. owner Mark Langley announced on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that the pizzeria, which also served pasta and sandwiches, has closed, reported Caitlin Bowling. Read more about how Langley did not go into detail as to why, after more than 28 years, he decided to abruptly shutter Cliftons Pizza Co. He simply stated that it is “time for me to take a step back and take care of my personal life.”
New UofL trustee disqualified from board
A new University of Louisville trustee was disqualified from joining the board less than two weeks after he was named to it, reported Olivia Krauth. Read more about how on Sept. 6, Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Kevin Fuqua, a UofL graduate and local accountant, to UofL’s board of trustees for a term that would have otherwise ended in January 2020. By Monday, however, the board learned one of Fuqua’s relatives is employed by UofL — a potential conflict of interest preventing him from serving as a trustee.