Remembering David Ayala-Zamora

It is with great sadness that the SEIU6 family announces the loss of longtime organizer and mentor David Ayala-Zamora. David passed away last night surrounded by family in Arizona.

“David was one of the very best community organizers. From El Salvador to Seattle, he brought his deep experience and his indomitable spirit to the struggle for working class justice. He was hands-on and he was honest, and he had everyone’s respect. David’s impact on our union is immeasurable. Over the past twenty years, we’ve been honored to call him organizer, field director, and advisor. But more than that, he was our brother and our friend.”
–Sergio Salinas, President, SEIU6

“David was a teacher of class struggle. It was in his bones. He was motivated by a genuine love for people. He fought for the working class, and he did everything with humor. We have learned so much from him.”
– Fred Prockiw, Director of Staff and Member Development, SEIU6

“Our hearts go out to David’s family and to his children. This is a great loss for us and for the labor community. David stood with us for so many fights, and even joined us once more at Sea-Tac to support airport workers’ call for healthcare earlier this month. We cannot overstate how much his presence, his wisdom, and his spirit have meant to our union.”
– Zenia Javalera, SEIU6 Secretary-Treasurer