North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO


The griddle was fired up early Monday outside Carpenters Union Hall in Santa Rosa for the popular Labor Day pancake breakfast that honors workers and traditionally kicks off

Across the USA, 45 cities and counties have approved local minimum wage laws to address soaring inequality.

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Second-rate IRAP certifications would undermine the gold standard that Registered Apprenticeships have attained over the last 80+ years.

That’s why it’s ESSENTIAL that we keep IRAPs OUT of construction

Stephen Romero was the son of an IBEW 332 brother. His Mother and siblings were also injured. Please give if you can. 

Two of the injured were Teamsters 853. More information as it becomes available. 

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After a heated, four-hour debate filled with occasional outbursts, passionate testimony and one business owner telling the mayor to “go to hell,” the Novato City Council opted this week to delay its bid to fast-track the state’s minimum wage hike.

“I’m struggling all the time to be able to support them,” Lua said, speaking through interpreter Alex Early of the National Union of Healthcare Workers. “I think now that we’re probably going to have to move out of Novato after so many years living here.”

The union that represents nurses at Petaluma Valley Hospital and the facility’s operator have hit an impasse in negotiations over a new contract.

In recent weeks, the Petaluma Staff Nurse Partnership union and operator St. Joseph Health have ramped up public outreach, placing dueling political advertisements in the Argus-Courier to explain their argument. The union is planning an Aug. 22 hospital-wide informational picket, according to Jim Goerlich, president of the Petaluma Staff Nurse Partnership.

The deal was a victory for the 16 teachers at Forestville School & Academy who staged the walkout that culminated with support from many families who kept their children home on the first day of school Thursday to support the faculty.

You've probably heard us talk about our apprenticeship programs. How the North Bay TIP (Trades Introduction Program) trains men and woman for careers that pay a family sustaining wage. And one of the best parts is these apprentices earn a wage while they learn. 

We received the message below from Working America. It's no secret this administration is no friend to Labor and here's just another example of that.

Please read the message below and act so these important programs will continue to change lives.