North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

SEIU members and supporters made some noise in front of and throughout the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Building today.

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Work together locally for Single Payer Healthcare

Attend an important meeting Thursday, March 25th, 7pm to 8:30pm to join together with Labor, Healthcare Professionals and Business to acheive Healthcare for All! 

For those of you new to this effort, HPEACE is an organization of Sonoma County health professionals advocating for social justice. HPEACE has chosen to partner with North Bay Jobs with Justice to expand our advocacy of single payer beyond health professionals to include labor and business groups in the North Bay.  

This is an attempt to broaden the membership of the working group to all organizations and individuals in the North Bay who are advocating for single payer, hoping to provide support, collaboration and shared resources. 
 
We hope you can join us at this critical time in the effort. 
For more information, please contact Terry Winter at [email protected] or (707) 480-2271

 Wages. Inadequate Healthcare. Chronic Disrespect Unreasonable Workload. And now this…

 

On February 1, 2019, SRTA declared impasse in negotiations for our raise and benefits.  After meeting for over 25 hours since October 2018, the Klose/Kitamura Administration, currently in charge of SRCS, refused to even give Santa Rosa educators the respect of a written proposal regarding our pay and healthcare.

Instead, HR executive Stacy Spector insulted educators with an oral offer of only 1% raise for our salaries, and a paltry $500 additional to our inadequate, worst-in-the-county “health scare” benefit.

In response to our request to PERB for Impasse, SRCS stated they wanted to negotiate further with us, so the State sent us back to meet with them. CTA Legal is reviewing the situation for further legal action. SRTA has filed two Unfair Labor Practice charges so far this month against the District, and more legal charges are being prepared to be filed next week.

In the meantime, we must each be prepared to stand up and defend our right to fair compensation and working conditions. We earn more than $15,000 less in total compensation than the average educator in California.  While the district receives reasonable COLA’s from the state, and has begun another year with a blockbuster balance sheet, they don’t think they have enough funds to share with us. It is time they acknowledge Santa Rosa’s educators hardships over the rising cost to live here with not just words of empathy, but with a reasonable offer at the table.  

GET READY!  

It is time for SRTA members to stand up in solidarity with each other and rally to improve our students' learning and our teaching conditions. We need to win improvements to attract and retain the best educators for SRCS.  As we see around our country, and in our own state and county, when teachers unite and fight, we win.

WeAreSRTA.org               [email protected]

#WeAreSRTA                    #ForwardNOTBackward

Recent News

A Profile of Income and Racial Inequality, Poverty, and Low-Wage Employment 

North Bay Jobs with Justice released a report conducted by Jesus Guzman, MPP.

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

The California State Labor Federation has released its “Force for Progress” legislative scorecard for 2018. The Labor Fed rates legislators on how they voted on bills dealing with such issues as strengthening the middle class, fighting sexual and racial discrimination in the workplace, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, protection of immigrant workers and many other bills put forward to protect workers.

In speeches and in press releases over the last year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has pointed out that unions are uniquely qualified by their very nature to lead the country out of what he has called a “dark period,” a time when hateful speech and vitriol emanate from the White House and are found in abundance everywhere else. Unions, he notes, bring together all kinds of people in a fight that is common to the vast majority, a fight for a better life for oneself and for the next generation.