Avral Thompson is the Vice President of Local 89 in Louisville, KY. He joined the Teamsters in 1984 when he began work at American Greetings Card Company in Bardstown, KY. He served as a shop steward and chief steward before becoming a Business Agent. He has represented members in several trades, but has primarily represented carhaul members for a number of years. Avral has also previously served as Recording Secretary at Local 89.