While the news media has been obsessed with identifying the suspected shooters, let’s not forget that the slain, injured and traumatized victims of the massacre of the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, who were – like us – unionized public workers. Ten of the 14 county employees killed in the December 9 attacks, and at least six of the 21 injured, were members of SEIU Local 721. See their names and leave a message of condolence and solidarity on the Local 721 website.
Let’s take a moment at L21 in solidarity to remember our union sisters and brothers who fell victim to this heinous crime. During this holiday season, let’s stop to reflect on how we can together work toward fostering peace and good will while we continue to struggle for a more just and sane world.
In this Dec. 7, 2015 file photo Arlene Payan holds a candle during a vigil to honor shooting victims in San Bernardino, Calif. (c/o Associated Press / Jae C. Hong)