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ATU Shocked and Saddened by Fatal Texas School Shooting

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement after an elementary school shooting in Texas. 

“The Amalgamated Transit Union is shocked and saddened by the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 children and 2 teachers and injured dozens.

“Our hearts and condolences go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence, their families, and friends, along with our praise for the heroic first responders who brought a halt to the savage murder, saved many lives, and treated the injured with their quick action.

“The ATU knows all too well about gun violence after losing our Local 265-San Jose, CA, members to a mass shooting at a railyard a year ago tomorrow, Thursday, May 26. 

“Our country once again mourns for another community devastated by gun violence less than two weeks after mass shootings in Buffalo, California, and Houston. Families are forever changed. Survivors are left to heal both physical and mental wounds.

“Thoughts and prayers aren't enough. We must find the courage to come together as a nation to take serious action to ensure that these unspeakable acts of violence never happen again.”