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Teamsters 272 Speaks Out After Garage Attendant Member is Mistreated by Customer

By Stephanie West

New York, NY – Maximo is a Midtown parking attendant, and member of Teamsters Local 272, who received some unexpected attention after a video featuring him went viral recently. A customer, unhappy with the amount she owed for parking, berated Maximo with an anti-immigrant tirade, caught on tape by a bystander. She called him “garbage” and an “idiot,” repeatedly telling him “learn how to speak English,” as he tried to explain the bill to her.

While Maximo could be forgiven for being depressed over the interaction, he is not. “I’m feeling really good because I have the support of my union, as well as my company.”