Remembering Fallen Teamsters

Not long after 13,500 San Bernardino public services workers affiliated with the Teamsters Union in 2015, the newly chartered Local 1932 experienced tragedy.

On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. The terrorists targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party.

Three Teamster members were killed and two were wounded.

It wasn’t long before their Teamster family reached out to help them. Joint Council 42 created a support fund for the victims and families impacted by the shooting in the immediate wake of the attack. Nearly $200,000 was raised for the fund from Teamsters alone.

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for what you did for us,” said Kathleen Brennan, a San Bernardino worker and member of Local 1932. “Know that if ever it’s needed, we will be there for you. Together, we are, and always will be, Teamster Strong.”

At the 29th International Convention, Teamsters paid tribute to the fallen with a moment of silence before Amy Edwards sang “Amazing Grace.”