Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
The labor movement mourns the shocking mass shooting that took place yesterday in Boulder, Colorado. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7 represents 32 members who work at the King Soopers grocery store where 10 people were killed. Kim Cordova, president of Local 7, issued this statement: “No one should have to fear for their lives while they grocery shop or go to work every day. Unfortunately, our grocery members, front-line essential workers, have lived in fear each and every day during the pandemic….For the last year our members and other associates have fought an invisible enemy, COVID-19, but today several innocent souls were killed by an evil human. We call on government officials and employers to do more to protect our members and communities from the constant threat of violence.”