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Teamster Tragedy in San Francisco

Union Announces Memorial Fund for Victims of UPS Shooting

In June, a gunman killed three of his co-workers at a UPS packaging and sorting facility in San Francisco. All the victims were Teamsters.

Those who lost their lives were Wayne Chan, 56; Mike Lefiti, 46; and Benson Louie, 50.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this tragedy. The safety of our members is our top priority,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “We are working closely with our local Teamsters Union to assist all of our members who are affected by this senseless act.”

Shortly after the tragedy, Joint Council 7 in Northern California announced the establishment of the “All Charities Teamsters Memorial for W. Chan/M. Lefiti/B. Louie” fund to help raise money for the families of the victims of the June 14 shooting.

“The Teamsters Union will donate $50,000 to this fund in order to help the families during this difficult time,” Hoffa said. “Our union mourns the loss our brothers to this senseless act of violence and stand ready to assist those they have left behind in any way we can.”

“We are encouraging our affiliates and our members to consider joining us in making a contribution to help the families who have been devastated by this terrible act,” said Ken Hall, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer.

Donations should be sent to:

All Charities Teamsters Memorial for W. Chan/M. Lefiti/B. Louie
c/o Teamsters Joint Council #7
250 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 3100
San Francisco, CA 94134

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