(SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif.) – Following a six-month organizing effort, 140 warehouse workers, drivers and other employees at Wismettac Asian Foods voted on September 19 to join Teamsters Local 630 in Los Angeles. The vote count was 75-22 in favor of union representation.

“I joined this fight because I want a voice at work with respect and dignity,” said Tim Ho, a warehouse worker who has been working at Wismettac for 26 years.

Workers at Wismettac have been attempting to organize for nearly 20 years in pursuit of respect from management, better wages and benefits, and fair work rules. Two previous efforts to win union representation failed and workers were frustrated when the company did not deliver on promised improvements. The latest campaign was launched when workers began organizing with Local 630 in April.