North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

STATE & FEDERAL ENDORSEMENTS

 The North Bay Labor Council has finalized its endorsements for the 2020 General Election.

A very important phonebank has been set up to call into Arizona for Mark Kelly who's running against Martha McSally for the seat originally held by John McCain.

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These are without a doubt some very strange times. I'm pretty sure none of us have lived through a pandemic like this before and yet...here we are.  

We've made it through fires, floods and now Covid-19.

We've gone ahead and reactivated the GoFundMe page we had during the fires. However, unlike the fires, when we could appeal to our brothers & sisters in other parts of the country, everyone is going through the same pains so we're just putting this out to folks to see if we can raise some more money. Hope you'll consider making a generous donation to help out our brothers and sisters who are struggling at this time. 

Thanks everyone. Here's hoping you and yours are safe and healthy and that we find our way out of this as soon as possible.

Domestic Workers are not protected by CAL-OSHA. SB 1257 will right that wrong. Please click "Take Action" and tell Senators on the Senate Labor Committee - where SB 1257 will be heard in a few days - to vote YES on this important Legislation. 

Recent News

A deepening COVID­-19 crisis­­­–now surging in most California agricultural counties–puts farmworkers in the pandemic’s crosshairs. Thousands of farm and packinghouse workers have contracted the virus in the agricultural counties of Imperial, Kern, Kings, Tulare, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Monterey, Ventura. Farmworkers in the North Bay are at risk too.

A Press Democrat editorial said there was an “unwanted side effect” in the emergency paid sick leave ordinance passed by the Santa Rosa City Council on July 7 (“An unwanted side effect of a needed benefit,” July 17). The editorial was referring to the part of the ordinance that would allow a worker to use paid sick leave to care for a loved one at full pay. This is what the City Council decided to make happen for our essential workers.

We are so proud of Vice Mayor Rachel Hundley for her letter of support of the the NUHW workers striking this week. Read the text below or click here for a pdf copy of what the Vice Mayor sent to to Tyler Hedden, CEO of Memorial Hospital.

These are the kinds of fearless leaders we need. Vice Mayor Hundley supports NUHW workers in no uncertain terms.

The North Bay Labor Council thanks you!!

Dear Mr. Hedden,

The United States is the only country among 22 wealthy nations that doesn’t guarantee universal paid sick days for its workforce. The global COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a long-overdue public dialogue about the issue. In March, Congress and the president approved temporary sick leave legislation, but it expires on Dec. 31. There is so much more to be done.