CTA Issues Statement on Horrific Mass Shooting of Union Transit Workers in San Jose

BURLINGAME — California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today in the wake of another mass workplace shooting, one that has claimed the lives of eight innocent union transit workers in San Jose this morning:

“Our hearts go out to the victims of today’s deadly shooting, their families, coworkers, and a grieving San Jose Community. Today is another terrible reminder of the senseless gun violence that plagues our country and continues to take so many lives far too early. Educators stand in solidarity with victims and against all gun violence. We demand that leaders in Washington D.C. take action and pass commonsense laws and provide resources that will help curb this epidemic of death and destruction.

“A common thread in many of these incidents is the national mental health crisis. We support increased mental health services so that at least some tragedies like today can be prevented. Leaders must act now; life is too precious and the problem too pervasive for them to delay any longer.”

CTA encourages donations to a fund the South Bay Labor Council and Working Partnerships USA have established to support victims. You can donate here.


The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.