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Shortly after the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, representing over 800,000 union workers in Southern California, voted unanimously for sanctions in support of a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) strike, the Executive Board of Teamsters Local 63 expressed their support of the over 60,000 grocery workers who are in contract negotiations with Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions.

Randy Cammack, Secretary-Treasurer for Teamsters Local 63 and President for the Teamsters Joint Council 42, released the following statement:

“Teamsters Local 63 proudly stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at UFCW, who are fighting for the wages and benefits that they deserve. Our communities depend on our grocery workers and there is no reason why they should not benefit from the profits that they help generate for the corporations who they work for.  If UFCW calls for a strike, we strongly encourage every Teamster to respect the picket line.”