Theodore “Ted” Parrish, former Recording Secretary of ATU 689 and a COPE activist for many years, passed on Wednesday, September 7. Parrish started his transit career working for the DC Transit Company in 1967. After joining Local 689, he was elected Shop Steward where he worked for fairness, safe work environment and equal rights for his co-workers. He was elected Recording Secretary, a position he held until retiring in 1996.
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