CFA, SEIU honor those killed, injured in San Bernardino tragedy

Union members and leaders throughout the country are paying their respects this week to those lost and injured in the mass shooting in San Bernardino.

Ten of the 14 people killed were members of SEIU Local 721. Several of the 21 injured also were SEIU 721 members.

Faculty and students at Cal State San Bernardino held a candlelight vigil for the victims Monday night on campus.

Several SEIU locals who represent workers at regional service centers also held vigils Monday honoring those lost in the shooting. A candlelight vigil was held Monday night at the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors headquarters.

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry said in a written statement:

“…Our union is grieving after the attack at the Inland Regional Center, where SEIU caregivers who serve the disabled and their families work every day. …We pray for all of the victims and their families, the entire San Bernardino community, and for our nation, that this senseless violence will end.

We can honor those who have lost their lives and who will never be the same by uniting to demand that our nation does everything to ensure that no more families have to feel this pain, sadness and loss ever again.”

The California Faculty Association, on behalf of our officers and members, extends our sincere condolences to the victims’ families and those involved in the tragedy.