Union Mourns Loss of Ricardo Galindo
Teamsters everywhere are mourning the loss of Ricardo Galindo, a port truck driver at Pac9 and dedicated member of Local 848 in California, who passed after a tragic accident on the job in August.
“My father was a port truck driver for more than 21 years. He put his heart and soul to seek dignity and respect for all his co-workers and all truck drivers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, regardless of what other people thought. He always fought to bring justice and have a better future for all his co-workers,” said Gladis Galindo, daughter of Ricardo. “My father was a person who loved helping other people, he was always positive and no matter what situation he was going through, he always had a beautiful smile for everyone.”
Galindo leaves behind a wife and four children; as well as a brother Jose, also a port truck driver at Pac9 and member of Local 848.
“Even in death, Ricardo is inspiring, encouraging and empowering his co-workers, friends and family,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “I am proud to have called Ricardo a brother in labor and know his courageous spirit will live on in those whose lives he touched.”