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Well here are some of the reasons your Union should affiliate with the North Bay Labor Council.

The affiliation of unions strengthens the entire labor movement, and hence each individual union.

There are 23 central labor councils (CLCs) in California. These regional coordinating bodies bring unions from many industries together to take action on local and statewide issues. Labor councils organize, mobilize, and give working families a voice in the political process.

 We’re proud of the Council’s excellent reputation in political and legislative activities. Politics is an important way to influence union work, and at the same time, minimize the encroachment of non-union labor. We work with every level of government authority and know who to contact to find out where decisions are being made, who’s making them, and why. We attend the public meetings, or create our own, to put the difficult questions to the people who should be able to answer them and be held accountable to union workers. 

We also have a strike support network so unions can best support each other in times of crisis. Other Council programs include organizing, public relations, community services and labor education.

The North Bay Labor Council has a well developed political program – with a full-time Political Director – designed to find and help elect candidates who are from and/or strong allies of the Labor Movement. Candidates we endorse support working people and the right to organize. This includes evaluating and endorsing and then working to help get these candidates elected. Every effort is then made to maintain strong relationships with these public officials once in office. 

Our Per Capita rate is .75 cents per member per month. To join, after your Local votes in favor of affiliating with NBLC, please send the first month’s per capita and an official letter listing your delegates to our Council at 1371 Neotomas Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 

See our bylaws under Article III, Section 3 (a) to determine the number of delegates allowed based on the number of members your Union is paying on.

 We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Plumbers UA Local 38 Hall, 3473 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407.  The Executive Board meets at 5:30 p.m. and the General Delegates Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in the North Bay Labor Council. If you have any questions please contact us at 707-545-6970 or email us at