"Our local, Local 986, stands ready to provide strong representation to the Parsec workers," said Chris Griswold, President of Local 986 in South El Monte, Calif. "The workers do a tough job and they deserve a tough union to back them up -- the Teamsters."
"We feel our power already as Teamsters and management now knows that we have a real voice that they must listen to," said Rodrigo Pastrano, a Parsec worker. "We look forward to working with Local 986 to negotiate a first contract that will help bring us fairness and respect."
The workers received tremendous support from Teamster-represented drivers who came to the Commerce terminal for deliveries and pickups, many of whom encouraged the Parsec workers to remain strong, united and focused on their mission to organize.
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