North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO


Last night’s election was a good night for working families. Nationally, we did pretty well. A Democrat ousted the Republican Governor who was a Trump favorite.

October 26, 2019


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Unfortunately, we once again find ourselves running from fires and dealing with massive power outages. Sadly, this has become our new normal. 

We've re-activated our Disaster Relief Fund. Please consider helping out. by clicking the Take Action button. If you'd rather donate by check, please send it to "NBLC Disaster Relief Fund" 2525 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, 95403.

In Solidarity

Rite Aid Negotiations Update – October 22, 2019

Meetings with Rite Aid resume this week, and while UFCW 8-Golden State continues to seek innovative solutions to control medical costs and push for the best possible benefits and wages, Rite Aid has chosen not to renew the current extension agreement. 

Recent News

Santa Rosa Junior College’s decision to apply a union-backed construction management plan to a $78 million science and technology building has revived complaints from contractors’ groups that say the pacts curb competition and raise costs for taxpayers.

College officials and labor leaders rebutted the criticism, saying the pact passed an intentional test in the ongoing renovation of venerable Burbank Auditorium, despite cost increases and delayed completion of the $31.8 million project.

The contribution of Sonoma County’s farmworkers to creating wine country wealth is rarely acknowledged. Now that the grape harvest is over it is most appropriate to consider the wages and working conditions of vineyard workers. 

The North Bay Labor Council sent questionnaires to candidates running in the 3 city council races in Marin County, occurring November 5th, 2019. Larkspur technically has an election this November as well, however there were only 2 candidates for 2 seats.

Out of 14 candidates, 11 chose to participate in our endorsement process and 7 were chosen for endorsement.

Upon receiving and reviewing their questionnaires, interviews were scheduled and conducted by the NBLC interview committee. Recommendations were made and later ratified by the Council Executive Committee and delegates.

Santa Rosa businesses will have to raise workers’ hourly pay to at least $15 more than a year ahead of the state’s minimum wage schedule, a milestone heralded by workers’ groups as a step toward more livable paychecks that left some local businesses concerned about their own viability.