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Sonoma County's Immigrant House Cleaners Swept Out of the Closet

Maria Colvin is a native of Mexico and an immigrant to the U.S.

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Board approves student-employee wage increase, student housing

Luke W. Morrow, Staff Writer

Taxpayers are scrambling to make last-minute payments due to the Internal Revenue Service in just four days, but many of the country’s largest publicly-held corporations are doing better: They’ve reported they owe absolutely nothing on the billions of dollars in profits they earned last year.

Letter from President Frank Chong

The rising cost of living in Sonoma County has created many challenges for our community and our students. In an effort to support our students, SRJC is committed to raising student wages to $15 per hour within the next 15 months;  a goal that will bring student wages to this rate 1 ½ years ahead of the state’s mandated deadline of January 2022.

...another one in the record books

Last week was the California State Labor Federation’s Joint Legislative Conference in Sacramento. North Bay Labor Council Executive Director Jack Buckhorn and me (Maddy Hirshfield, Political Director of the Council) attended. Also with us were delegates Ever Flores, Healdsburg Teachers Association; Keith Dias, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104; Tom Brandon, IAMAW 1596; and Chris Snyder, Operating Engineers, Local 3.

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

Editorial by Roland Katz in the Marin Voice

The ongoing discussion of public employee pensions is currently focused on litigation before our state’s Supreme Court. It may come as a surprise, but I agree with Jody Morales (Marin Voice, March 8) that most observers expected the court’s recent decision in the Cal Fire case on air time to be a narrow one. We at Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE) did.

Meet Rusty Hicks in Santa Rosa Saturday, April 6th

As many of you know, Rusty Hicks, President of the LA County Federation of Labor is running to be Chair of the California Democratic Party. He’s one of 3 candidates but the only candidate with real experience in the Labor Movement.