December 14, 2015
By Steven Wishnia
San Bernardino Calif.— Most of the 15 people killed in the mass murder at a holiday party for county workers here Dec. 2 were union members.
Service Employees International Union Local 721, which represents San Bernardino County environmental health specialists, has identified 10 of the dead and 10 of the 21 people wounded as members, and the Teamsters said three of the dead and two of the wounded were members of Local 1932, which represents more than 11,000 public employees in the county. “Another day, another mass murder of innocent people who were just trying to live their lives and do their jobs,” SEIU President Mary Kay Henry said in a statement, urging people to unite “to demand that our nation does everything to ensure that no more families have to feel this pain, sadness, and loss ever again.” “This is a tragic loss for the families of the victims and for our union family,” said Randy Cammack, president of Teamsters Joint Council 42, which has created a support fund for the victims and their families. (Checks can be mailed to: Teamsters Joint Council 42, 981 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200, Pomona, CA 91768. Make checks payable to: “JC 42 Charity,” with “1932 Victims” written in the memo portion.) Read more