Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 has pledged $5,000 to assist the victims and families impacted by the San Bernardino shooting. Three of the 14 killed and two of the 21 wounded were members of Teamsters Local 1932, which Local 399 helped organize last year.
“Part of the labor movement is to do things like this,” said Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Local 399. “A lot of the locals in our Joint Council are donating.”
The assistance fund was launched by Teamsters Joint Council 42, the parent body to 22 Teamster locals in Southern California, southern Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan, representing some 160,000 members.
“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. “Our Teamster brothers and sisters and their families need our support and we are here to help them.”
“We continue to receive phone calls, emails and letters from our brothers and sisters in other Teamster locals offering their support and help,” said Local 1932 president Ron Dunn and general manager Deidre Rodriguez on the local’s website. “Teamsters Joint Council 42 has set up a memorial fund for our affected members. This fund is nationwide and beyond, to all Teamster locals. We’ve reached out to our members and their families to find out what they need immediately and how we can be of assistance.”
Anyone wishing to donate can send checks to:
Teamsters Joint Council 42
981 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200
Pomona, CA 91768.
Checks should be made payable to: “JC 42 Charity,” with “1932 Victims” written on the memo line.